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!
Mike from The Tea Letter gave us a lot to think about with this week’s blog post. The title might seem controversial but he makes a clear case (and helps me understand why I always preferred the term chanoyu. It seems we’ve all been perpetuating a bad translation.
Kimberly from Tea is a Wish Your Heart Makes continued her matcha masterclass series by discussing grading and quality. This is such an important topic because there is a lot of low-quality matcha out here. Her advice to avoid supermarkets and health stores is spot on.
Nazanin from Tea Thoughts interviewed John from Wishfulteas about how he got started drinking tea and the story behind his company. There are many wonderful small businesses in the tea world (Tea Thoughts) included and I love seeing them support each other.
Eustacia from Eustea Reads gave her thoughts on a book that I recently enjoyed myself. Her blog is one of my go-to’s for book recommendations. We were definitely in agreement about some of the character flaws, but it was still an interesting story.
Mei from The Floating Tea Stem reviewed a tea made with what is fast becoming one of my favorite cultivars, Shizu-7132. It is known for having an aroma of sakura mochi. I really enjoyed all of the background information that they gave on the tea.