Friday Roundup

Friday Round Up – October 5th through October 11th

NW Tea Festival 2014
The Northwest Tea Festival was definitely the place to be last weekend. I live on the opposite coast but lived vicariously through my fellow tea lovers. Steph’s Cup of Tea shared her experience as a speaker.

A Tealet Potlock
+Geoffrey Norman told the tale of a backyard gathering featuring team +Tealet and the teas of +Teaneer Suresh. The west coast kids have all of the fun! It sounded like an absolute blast and his description of the Nilgiri Puerh definitely has me intrigued.

What-Cha’s Kenyan Purple Bud Silver Needle
Speaking of unusual teas, my friends over at +Tea DB drink a ton of puerh and oolong on their show so it was interesting to see a change of pace this week. The Kenyan tea that I’ve had myself has been a mixed bag but it definitely seems like we’ll see some really cool things from this region in the future.

Tea Drinker: Souheki Mori
+Jason Walker of +Walker Tea Review wrote a feature on one of my favorite local tea people. I lovr that he kept it simple, letting her answers stand on their own. You might remember that I wrote about Souheki’s Chari-T class last year.

The Romantic Side of Tea or the Microsociology of Tea
I recently discovered the blog of tea sommelier Gabriela Prieto. Her post on the romantic side of tea echoes many of my own sentiments about that wonderful leaf.

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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.