The Friday Roundup is a weekly collection of five of my favorite blog posts from around the world. It’s my little way of getting the word out about all of my favorite tea blogs. Is there someone I’m missing? Let me know about it in the comments below!
Making matcha with very hot water is a long-standing faux pas in the tea world. Or is it? Ricardo from My Japanese Green Tea did some experimenting and the results might just surprise you. He used both cold and boiling water to see how temperature affects the taste.
Siply Tealicious wrote about their experience drinking a tea that I have been intrigued by. It is nice to see a large company offering pure tea from an origin that doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. Thailand Black sounds like the perfect choice for those who don’t usually like black tea.
Kristin from Sweet Steep is always posting easy to follow recipes. This week brings us a guide to making a quick vanilla matcha latte. I love how each of the steps is broken down alongside beautiful photographs. This sounds just like the latte I’ve been ordering from a local coffee shop!
I always look forward to reading about the tasting sessions that Marco from STEAP’D coordinates. This month he shared cultivar #21 white tea with a group of folks that I recognize from Instagram. It’s so interesting to see how their tasting notes all differ, especially with the web chart visuals.
If tea was a person, what would they be like? Danae from Camellia’s Treaty ponders this question with a poem and a bit of self-reflection. I can definitely relate to her feelings about how we can often be kinder to others than we are to ourselves. Tea would definitely tell us that we deserve better.