Friday Roundup: February 3rd – February 9th

Sen no Rikyu: The Greatest Tea Master

Ricardo from My Japanese Green Tea profiled Sen no Rikyu. He is the man largely responsible for codifying the Japanese tea ceremony. It is amazing to think that he has had such an impact on something we still practice today.

DAVIDsTEA’s Zomba Pearls

I was so excited when I saw that DAVIDsTEA started carrying white tea from one of my favorite tea estates in Malawi. This week Connie from Tea in Spoons shared her thoughtful review. Reading this made me want to go pick some up.

Tea History: Adding Milk to Tea

Sara over at Tea Happiness continued her tea history series with an investigation into why we add milk to tea. I really only use milk for lattes these days but this post brought up memories of milky sweet cups from my childhood.

December 2018 White2Tea Club feat. 2018 XXXmas Sheng Puer

If I could actually find an excuse to start up a tea subscription, I would sign up for White2Tea’s. Char from Oolong Owl shared her thoughts on a huang pian sheng puerh cake that was sent out around Christmas time.

Year of the Pig Celebration at Floating Leaves

Heather from Hanamichi attended a Chinese New Year celebration at Floating Leaves in Seattle. Their tea and auspicious food pairings all sound delicious. The pig cookies from Yana’s Baking are beyond adorable!

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.