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Friday Roundup: January 19th – January 25th

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!

Review: Tea: A Nerd’s Eye View

Sara from Tea Happiness reviewed Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace’s newest book. I haven’t had a chance to crack it open yet so it was great to get her perspective on what to expect. Virginia is one of the most knowledgeable people about the sensory science of tea. This is a must-read!

Virginia’s First Tea Farm

Geoff from Steep Stories checked out a tea farm in the state of Virginia. I’ve known that they’ve existed for a while but didn’t have too many details. It was great to learn more about how they got started and the inspiration that they draw from South Korea.

Today’s The Day I Try Gyokuro

It’s always fun to try a new tea. This week Eric from One Man’s Tea Journey shared his first foray into gyokuro. How exciting! I definitely remember being blown away the first time that I tried this shade-grown green tea. I loved his advice to try it sooner rather than later.

5th Annual Colloquium of The Global Tea Initiative at UC Davis

The Global Tea Initiative recently held its annual symposium. This year’s theme revolved around tea and wine. I wish that I could have attended but Virginia from Pairteas put together a great list of highlights. The sensory experiments sound like they were so much fun.

2019 Still Love You Shou Puer from Bana Tea Company

Char from Oolong Owl reviewed a very interesting sounding shou puerh. It is blended with both agarwood and sweet rice scent leaves. I’ve had rice scented puerh but agarwood is a new element to me. Her comparisons to melted butter and creamy sweet rice put this tea on my wishlist.

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.