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Friday Roundup: August 9th – August 15th

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!

Bordering on Sheng Puerh

Puerh from so-called “border” areas is definitely underappreciated and underrepresented. Thankfully we have Geoff from Steep Stories of the Lazy Literatus to champion them. This week he compared two Hong Tai Chang from the Ming Dee Factory.

Tea Review: Lotus Fuzhuan Heicha (Phoenix Tea)

Heather from Hanamichi wrote about an interesting fuzhuan heicha that is lotus scented. This is one category of tea that I have been meaning to explore further. As she mentions, it is important to keep in mind that this particular tea is not safe for those with Celiac disease.

Chai Spiced Apple Pear Crumble

Jasmine from i try chai crafted a delicious recipe for chai spice-infused apple pear crumble. Yum! I love that she incorporated chai spice mix into both the fruit mix and the granola topping. This is the perfect treat for the transition to fall. Though I’d eat it even on a hot day.

3 Things To Do with Teas You Don’t Like

We all wind up with teas that we just don’t enjoy sometimes. Eustacia from Eustea Reads gave us three ideas for what to do with them. Cold brewing in milk is not something I thought of before. You could definitely make some decent lattes that way, especially if the tea is too strong on its own.

The Tea Library – Tales of the Tea Trade, by Michelle and Rob Comins

Northern Teaist reviewed a book that I very much enjoyed. The comparison to Infused is one that I couldn’t help making when I wrote my own review. They definitely do have different approaches though. If you love tea, this book is one that you need to read.

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.