Friday Roundup

Friday Round Up: August 16th – August 22nd

What’s a Gaiwa and why do I love them?
New to me blog The Buddha-Mom Tea Blog wrote a bit about the hows and whys of the gaiwan. I couldn’t agree more. I <3 gaiwans 🙂

Is tea pairing pretentious?
Stephane at Tea Masters Blog raised some very interesting points about tea pairing. My own thoughts mostly echo his, particularly “Pretentious: attempting to impress by affecting greater importance than it actually possesses.”.

An Avengers Tea…Adagio Fandom Tea Collection
+Nichole Miller over at CuppaGeek put together two of her favorite things, POP figures and fandom blends from +Adagio Teas. I’m not really a part of any “fandom” but the ideas behind these blends fascinate me. It’s a pretty cool way for people to discover tea!

Tea & Camping
+sara shacket shared her experiences having tea in the great outdoors. I love the enamelware that she used, especially the red marble cup. I may just have to pick some up for my next camping trip.

99 Years of Federal Tea Tasting
Leafrot brings us another fascinating post this week. I had only heard bits and pieces about the Board of Tea Experts. I’m looking forward to more about this as Abraham continues his investigation.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.