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Friday Roundup: February 23rd – February 29th

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!

Mountain Stream Teas’ Ruby 18 White Tea (Winter 2019) | Tea Review

Connie from Tea in Spoons wrote about an interesting Taiwanese white tea. Her thorough review style makes me feel like I’m drinking it too. Ruby 18 is usually associated with black tea but I’m seeing it used to make other varieties lately. I love how the leaves barely fit in the eponymous spoon!

Four Things Color Can Tell You About The Tea In Your Cup

I’ve been following Ryan on Instagram for a while and I was happy to see him launch his blog, The Tea Side of Life. He’s already off to a great start. I particularly enjoy this post that explored what the color of tea can tell us about what we are drinking.

The Green Tea Drink Down

Rie from Tea Curious is encouraging everyone to sip down the green tea in our stash in preparation for the new teas of 2020. I love this idea so much! It is definitely something I need to do myself because the stash gets out of hand. There’s nothing worse than a tea that is past its prime.

The Japanese Art of Hand-Rolling Tea

I was enamored with temomi tea from Japan after trying my first one. Mel from Mel Had Tea shared a beautifully photographed post that highlights this rare art. She even included GIFs of tea leaves being rolled. I have been dreaming of visiting Japan and this makes me want to go even more.

An Affordable Gu Shu Tea! Yunnan Sourcing’s 2019 Da Qing Gu Shu Raw Pu-erh Tea Review.

Dao of Tea is a new-to-me blog that I discovered this week. It is only their second tea review but I really enjoy the writing style. As far as purportedly gushu tea goes this tea sounds like it is both approachable and affordable. That is a great combo, especially if you are new to puerh.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.