Friday Roundup: July 1st - July 7th

Tea Affogato!

Nazanin at Tea Thoughts wrote about some experimenting she did with the easiest tea infused desert ever. I've become a big fan of affogatos ever since I attended a tea ice cream social in NYC a few years ago. Make sure you read all the way to the end so that you don't miss her recipe for dairy-free cardamom ice cream!

1992 Tibetan Kang Brick from Yunnan Sourcing

Cody, aka The Oolong Drunk, recently met up with the folks from Yunnan Sourcing and was gifted a sample of this tea. It's not often that Tibetan brick tea comes but I swore this tea sounded familiar. It was because Stephen Colbert sipped it in one of his #tea4tuesday videos. I'm looking forward to watching the videos that they made with Cody during his visit.

Tea Trip | Pekoe Tea Edinburgh

Speaking of tea visits, Megan over at Tasting Teas visited a Scottish tea shop that I would very much like to check out for myself one day. I'm a huge fan of their Kinettles Gold but it was great to get a first-hand view of everything else they have to offer. As always, Megan's enthusiasm for tea is positively contagious. 

Shake It Up! How to Flash-Chill Your Tea

Sara at Tea Happiness shared a great tutorial on how to make iced tea on the fly. I was the master of this when I worked at Teavana but I feel like I've gotten a bit rusty over the course of the last year. I don't make iced tea nearly as often anymore and when I do, it is more likely to be a lazy cold brew. I love the edible garnish that Sara used and I'm definitely inspired to do some flash-chilling of my own.

2018 The Bitter End (a Tea)

Something you may not know about me is that I am glutton for bitterness when it comes to raw puerh. Lao Man E is one of my favorite regions for that reason. It is famous for the bite the teas from there have. Cwyn wrote about her experience with different variations of The Bitter End. This is a tea that I definitely need to try, even if I am on a huang pian budget,