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!
Making koicha for the first time can be super tricky and intimidating. Eric from One Man’s Tea Journey shared his experience. As he discovered, it definitely helps to sift your matcha beforehand. It is definitely worth the training expense to learn how to do it properly.
Obukucha was a bit of theme for myself and many of my Instagram friends at the start of the new year. Connie from Tea in Spoons reviewed a very special version that included plum, kelp, and gold flakes. It looked so pretty in her teacup!
Lu Ann from The Cup of Life wrote a handy guide to roasting green tea at home. This is something I have yet to try because I don’t have a houroku. The good news is that you don’t need any special equipment! It was so cool to see how much darker the finished tea was.
We often rely on brewing recommendations from tea companies but Nazanin from Tea Thoughts wrote a great reminder that sometimes you just have to go with your instincts. Having fun and experimenting with tea is one of the best ways to learn more about it.
Every year I look forward to reading the annual report published Char from Oolong Owl. It’s always fascinating to hear about how her tea consumption breaks down throughout the year. The template that she shares has been essential for organizing my stash,