Friday Roundup: August 6th – August 12th
I’ve been eagerly awaiting the report of Lord Devotea’s recent visit to Portland and at long last, it is here. He couldn’t have had a better tea tour guide than fellow blogger Geoff Norman.
Tea Teaching: Big Red Robe – Da Hong Pao
Chelsea at Taste the Tea gives us a short and sweet introduction to one of my favorite Wuyi oolongs. I love the tasting note visual and accompanying review of Adagio Tea’s Da Hong Pao.
On this new-to-me blog, Tristan examines some of the outlandish claims made by tea vendors when it comes to how many times the tea can be infused. This is a sore subject for me as well and I am glad that someone is questioning these “bad marketing” practices.
Jee from Oh, How Civilized must be a mind reader. I’ve been on a big matcha kick lately but lattes are difficult to enjoy in the heat because they quickly become watered down. I love the decadent idea of condensed milk instead of my usual 2%.
Sara at Tea Happiness did a very interesting interview with Tyas Huybrechts, a Belgian ex-pat living in Japan. Not only is he a Nihoncha instructor but also sells teas in order to further his vision of spreading Japanese culture.