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Friday Roundup: January 26th – February 1st

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!

A Taste of Da Yu Ling, Taiwan’s Highest Tea Gardens

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.

A Cube of Chinese Oolong Tea!

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.

Top Grade Spring Silver Needle: A Tao Tea Leaf Review

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.

Sipdown Challenge – The Zombie Vampire Tea Nugget

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.

Perennial Tea Room (2020)

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.

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.