Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: December 8th – December 14th

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!


Kimberly from Tea is a Wish Your Heart Makes is celebrating the holiday season by highlighting teas from Yunomo, one of my favorite Japanese tea vendors. She kicked off this fun series by reviewing matcha and hojicha latte mixes. Yum! These both sound delicious.

2019 House of Tea Lincang Old Tree Sheng

Diary of a Northern Teaist dived into a Lincang sheng that was commissioned by one of their regular dealers. This certainly sounds like it was a great first effort. Teleportation to dreamland and bouts of spaced out grinning are a strong testimonial.

2019 Purple Da Hong Pao Wuyi Oolong from Old Ways Tea

Char from Oolong Owl caught my attention this week with her review of a purple Da Hong Pao. Say what? This is definitely not a tea that I have heard of before, and that is saying something. Her description of its complex flavors made me want to try it even more.

Crimson Lotus Tea 2019 Wildwood Sheng Puerh – December 2019 Early Look

Micah from The Weekend Sessions reviewed a puerh that I very much enjoyed from Crimson Lotus Tea’s 2019 offerings. I have yet to write my review and I think it may be for the same reasons that he discussed here. This is a tea that is best enjoyed in silence with your brain turned off.

Never Too Soon

Cwyn’s Death by Tea reminds us that it is never too soon to drink the tea in your stash. There are so many unknowns in the aging process that older isn’t always better. Her advice to drink up high floral teas sooner rather than later is one that I try my best to follow.

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.