Friday Roundup

Friday Round Up: December 7th through December 13th

A Call for Standards
Austin Hodge of +Seven Cups Fine Chinese Teas shared a very intriguing post on Tea Biz about the need for standards in the tea industry. I agree with much of what is said here. Making it happen will not be that easy though.

Ippodo in Triplicate
I follow a ton of tea blogs and there is always a dizzying variety of teas to read about. December 9th brought a funny coincidence where three blogger friends all shared content about the same teas from Ippodo:

+sara shacket, Tea Happiness – Tasting: A Tale of Two Ippodo Senchas
+Georgia Silvera Seamans, Notes on Tea – Tea Review: Ippodo Unro and Hosen Senchas
+The Snooty Tea Person, The Snooty Tea Blog – Review: Ippodo Sencha Set

Bizen-yaki ware by Yoshimoto Shûhô & Atsuo
Not long ago I discovered the blog of Florent, a tea sommelier living in Japan. I really enjoyed this post about a traditional potter.

Bamboo Tea Trays – Teaware Review
+Awkward Soul, aka Oolong Owl, shared an interesting post about tea trays. They can be hard to find in the U,S, but are definitely a great investment if you enjoy preparing tea gongfu style.

Botanical Council Tea Market Report
+World Tea News shared some interesting facts from the American Botanical Council’s annual report. I wonder how long it will take for puerh to make it to their lists?

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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.