Leave it to Geoff from Steep Stories of the Lazy Literatus to dig into the inspiration behind a tea vlogger character on the Netflix show American Vandal. Even if he does use tea balls, I think it is pretty cool to have some representation in mainstream media. Maybe fans of the show will find their way into the world of tea.
This week Anna at The Tea Squirrel posted a recipe that sounds so tasty and comforting. I love the idea of using a toasty hojicha in place of broth. This is definitely something that I need to try. I’m not a fan of poached eggs but I bet it would be just as tasty with a substitute of scrambled eggs.
There’s nothing better than a fantastic tea festival. Megan at Biodiversitea shared her experience at the very first Great British Tea Festival. She got to take a picture with both Jane Pettigrew and a Dutch tea grower. How cool is that! Hopefully we’ll see more events like this pop up around the world in the near future.
Rie at TeaCurious posted a list of some of her favorites spots to grab tea in the city of Seattle. I have yet to make it to the Pacific Northwest, despite having MANY tea friends who live there. This is something that definitely needs to change soon. I am going to start making a tea travel bucket list, to be tackled once I get back from my honeymoon of course. :)
Georgia from Notes on Tea attended a tasting earlier this year put on by fellow tea friend and educator extraordinaire, Yoon Hee Kim. Tasting and comparing notes on twelve different teas definitely sounds like a good time to me. Hopefully my work schedule will allow me to meet up with my NYC tea friends soon. I’m missing them quite a bit these days.