Friday Roundup

Friday Round Up: September 25th – October 1st

Is Japanese Tea Safe to Drink?
Jordan Hardin contributed a fact filled post to World of Tea about the safety of drinking Japanese teas. There is a lot of fear-mongering out there and I’m glad that he cleared up some of the misconceptions that I’ve heard recently. Maybe I’ll live dangerously and have bananas with my matcha!

Butternut Squash Soup with Keemun Black Tea
+Lu Ann Pannunzio created a recipe that really caught my attention. With fall weather coming I’ve been craving seasonal favorites like butternut squash soup. It’s the best of both worlds if I can put tea in it too.

Lattes at Home (Without the Fancy Equipment)
Michelle from One More Steep wrote a great post about how she makes lattes at home without a milk frother. This is something that I always struggled with before my fiance bought me a frother for Christmas a few years ago.

Taking a moment for tea…
Izaak of Tea Lessons waxes philosophical about our coffee culture and how tea can help us to take a step back from the rat race. It’s easy to take those moments for granted, even if you’re a devoted tea drinker like myself.

La Colombe Tea & Tisane – Ancient Puerh
I was so sad to have missed a recent tasting held by +Alexis Siemons for La Colombe’s new line of teas. Since I’m not working in Manhattan anymore, I also haven’t had a chance to stop into one of their cafes. In the meantime, I’ll be living vicariously through +Georgia SS‘s post.

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.