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Friday Roundup: April 26th – May 2nd

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!

Very Expensive Vs Moderately Priced Longjing

This week Eric from One Man’s Tea Journey compared two different Dragonwell green teas. Sometimes it is worth splurging on a special tea but the middle of the road is often the best way to go. I really appreciated that his approach to this tasting was fair and balanced.

Heralding the Rose of Wuyi

I was so excited to see the recent launch of Herald Tea. It is no surprise that Geoff from Steep Stories of the Lazy Literatus was among the first to get the scoop. In this post, he shares his experience with their Huang Mei Gui, a new-to-me Wuyi oolong.

5 Easy Steps to Make Sencha Properly

Brewing Japanese green teas can be tricky, especially when you are first starting out. Jee from Oh, How Civilized wrote a guide to making sencha. I love that she broke everything down into easy to follow steps. Whether you want it hot or iced, this is a great place to start.

Fuck it! 2020 Puerh Predictions/ Checking 2019 Predictions

I always look forward to reading the puerh predictions from Matt of MattCha’s Blog. It is interesting to see that some of these have already come true or been proven to be false. The return of Bulang and more “Shibal Biyoung” purchases are both things I can definitely see happening.

Hojicha Dark Roast: A Hojicha Co. Review

Antonia from Steep, sip, repeat reviewed a tea that I have been enjoying quite a bit. There nothing quite like a nice toasty hojicha but this dark roasted version takes that to another level. Her tasting notes matched up pretty closely with my own.

My name is Nicole and I love tea...a lot! I have been writing about my love of the leaf since 2008. My work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. I am the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.