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!
Anna from Form Follows Tea compared four different examples of one of my favorite oolongs. Her visual style reviews made it really interesting to see how they differed. Exercises like this are a great way to educate your palate and manage assumptions that you might have.
Jill from It’s More Than Tea experimented with brewing a new to her tea, Zhang Ping Shui Xian. When we don’t have brewing directions, we have to rely on our intuition and past experience. I loved hearing about the tea changed when the parameters were adjusted.
Antonia from Steep. Sip. Repeat. reviewed a high-grade silver needle from a company that I have been meaning to check out. I enjoy her short and simple tasting notes. You learn everything you need to about a tea without too much fluff.
A lot of folks in my online tea circles are trying to sip down their ever-growing collections. Despite our best efforts, sometimes it can feel like the tea replicates…or even comes back from the dead. Diary of a Northern Teaist wrote about a puerh sample that just wouldn’t’ die.
I’ve heard about the Perennial Tea Room for years and have always wanted to visit. When saw that it was for sale I thought that I had missed my chance. Heather from Hanamichi relieved those fears when she wrote about a recent visit under the new management.