Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday Roundup: January 14th - January 20th

2017 Yunnan Sourcing Blinded Puerh Tasting Event Alpha & Beta

Back in the day, bloggers used to hold blind tea tastings that I found really fascinating. Back then my understanding was limited but I still learned a lot from their posts. Matt over at Mattcha's Blog revived the tradition for 2018 and I am eagerly reading the results.

Hojicha mochi muffins with hojicha tahini drizzle

The Tea Squirrel strikes again, this time with a delicious recipe infused with hojicha. This Japanese green tea is so tasty but very underrated. I'll definitely be giving this one a try. The tahini drizzle really takes things over the top.

Qian Jia Zhai Puerh AKA The Thing Sheng

It's always interesting to find out what leads us to order a particular tea. In this week's post, Kayleigh Jade from Kitty Loves Tea writes about a puerh cake whose wrapped drew her in with a green mask. A cool wrapper doesn't always indicate a good tea but in this case, it seemed to have worked out.

Tea Production in Vietnam: A History and Evolution

I've tried a few teas from Vietnam over the years but they definitely don't garner much of the spotlight despite being the 6th largest producer in the world. World of Tea shared an eye-opening guest post that definitely made me want to dig into the specialty teas from this region more.

Review: Totem Tea Oriental Beauty Reserve

Sara at Tea Happiness reviewed a delicious sounding Oriental Beauty from Totem Tea. I love the contrast of her fancy teacup and the wabi sabi of the side handle teapot with a rustic wooden handle. I love teaware made by Emilio from The Jade Leaf and this pot is one of my absolutely favorites.