Friday Round Up: July 10th – July 16th

Totem Tea: Gui Fei Oolong, A Tea Review
+Alexsia Wilson wrote a great review of a tea that is coming up on my “to be reviewed” list. I love a good bug bittern tea and Gui Fei is one of my favorites.

2008  Bana Tea Company Limited Edition Sheng – Tea Review
+Charissa Gascho reviewed an easy going sheng from Bana Tea. This is definitely a company that I’ve been meaning to order from for a while.

Tasting Tea with Tony Tellin of Smith Teamaker
I saw the tweet about this special event a day too late but I’m so glad that +sara shacket was able to attend. She got some really fantasic shots and the teas she tasted sound wonderful.

Flip Flops and a Rock:the Truth is Still Relative
+Cwyn N gave some really insightful commentary on transparancy and some of the hot button issues being in the puerh world. Her parting line says it all, “The best way to find good tea and navigate sellers is by word of mouth. Hone your social media if you are buying and selling, because this is where the real action is.”.

Tea Authenticity and Geographical Indications
Geographical indications are becoming increasingly important in the tea world but they can be confusing at the same time. +Tony Gebely does a great job of breaking down some of the common G.I. logos that you might find on tea packaging.

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.