Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: August 11th – August 17th

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.


Ricardo from My Japanese Green Tea posted an introduction to the art of Kintsugi. This traditional method of gold mending is used to repair broken objects. I think it makes them even more beautiful than they were before. I really enjoyed learning more about the history and process behind it.

Three Things Tea Lovers Should Do in London

Cutty Sark, Twinings Tea…Eustacia Reads traveled all of the way from Singapore to London. She put together a short but sweet list of some must-do things for tea lovers. I’ve haven’t had a chance to visit but it is definitely something I hope to do in the future. This list is a perfect starting point!

Highly Recommend This Bargain Bodyfeeler: 2018 Yunnan Sourcing Autumn Nan Po Zhai

I can’t remember a tea than Matt Cha recommended as highly as this one. Autumn harvest puerh and powerful qi are two things that add this tea to my wishlist, especially after reading this review. At less than $0.20/gram this tea sounds like a bargain worth snapping up.

Gongfu2go – Portable Gongfu Style Tea Brewer from Crimson Lotus Tea

Char from Oolong Owl wrote about a piece of teaware that I have been enjoying for a little while now. Crimson Lotus Tea has released the new version of their tea travel infuser and it is amazing! She noticed some things about this neat little unit that I did not so I’ll be taking notes.

My First Hojicha

There’s nothing quite like experiencing a new tea for the first time. Eric from One Man’s Tea Journey shared his experience with drinking his first hojicha. I’m not surprised that he’s a fan of the toasty, almost caramelized flavor of this Japanese green tea. Stem teas are underrated!

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.