Friday Roundup

Friday Round Up: January 15th – January 21st

Tea and Presidency
+sara shacket published a timely post this week on intertwining histories of tea and the U.S. presidency. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that so many historical greats had a penchant for the leaf.

Attack of the Adorable Tea Vloggers
+Geoffrey Norman made a round up of his own this week, a list of some of his favorite tea vloggers. Yours truly is included amongst some of my favorite YouTube channels.

Silver Bud Winter Mar-tea-ni
Few things excite me more than seeing a new blog post pop up in my feed from a blog that hasn’t been very active. I definitely smiled when I saw this tasty Ya Bao infused tea cocktail from Tea Foodie [by Zanitea].

4 Principles of Japanese Tea (Sado) That Will Help You Become a Better Version of Yourself
+katherine bellman‘s posts are always a bit soothing to the soul. Tea has been a component of spiritual contemplation for centuries. In this week’s post she explores how Sen No Rikyu’s guiding principles can still be used to guide us today.

Tea in an Italian stovetop espresso maker
Tea in an espresso maker, blasphemy or delicious meeting of worlds? +Anna Mariani gives us a guide to making hojicha in an unorthodox way. I am definitely giving this a try if I can get my hands on an espresso maker that hasn’t been used yet.

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.