Friday Round Up: August 2nd – August 8th

The Circle is Overcomplete
Hobbes isn’t quite as prolific as he was when I first got into tea but I still enjoy all of his posts, even if the tea doesn’t receive positive remarks.

Leaving Behind the Tech World
Did you know that Google has a resident tea specialist? Neither did I until I read this post from newcomer Leafrot. Familiar faces in their first post tell that this is one that I will be reading avidly.

Why Your Matcha Doesn’t Foam
+Ricardo Caicedo offers some excellent pointers on getting that perfect bowl of matcha. Sifting is the most important step in my opinion and it’s one that many people skip.

Direct Trade Works, I Promise
This week brought us some wise words from +Tealet. Direct trade is essential to the health of the industry and I think it’s important that tea drinkers do what they can to support the companies that are working towards change.

Better than iced coffee
I discovered yet another “new to me” blog this week called Teaspoon Social. In this post they write about an unusual blend of black tea, roasted mate and coffee. I must admit to having an affinity for coffee flavored teas even if I don’t enjoy bean juice itself.

“@context” : “”,
“@type” : “Review”,
“name” : “title”,
“author” : {
“@type” : “Person”,
“name” : “Nicole Martin”
“datePublished” : “date”,
“image” : “image url”,
“itemReviewed” : “item”,
“reviewBody” : “text”,
“url” : “” : {
“@type” : “Organization”,
“name” : “Tea for Me Please”

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.