Friday Roundup: January 6th – January 12th

The Life of Tea (Book Review)

Ricardo from My Japanese Green Tea reviewed a book that was added to my “must read” list as soon as I heard about it. Timothy d’Offay of Postcard Teas wrote The Life of Tea with professional photographer Michael Freeman.

Whats in a water?

Water is an essential part of tea that I often take for granted because I have good quality local tap water. In this post, Alex from Dead Leaves Club broke down the different kinds of water and showed some great testubin visuals.

So What Does “Orange Pekoe” Mean Anyway?

This week Jill from It’s More Than Tea tackles a topic that most new tea drinkers want to know about. Orange pekoe has nothing to do with fruit but the origins of the name is interesting nonetheless.

A lesson in tea buying.

I’ve been living vicariously through Dylan’s tea buying adventures in China for a while now. Not all farmers are honest and it sounds like he ran into one such individual. I’m looking forward to the next installments in this series.

How to Stay Alive in the Specialty Tea Business

Seven Cups in Tucson, Arizona has been one of my go to vendors for Chinese tea for nearly a decade. In this week’s post, Austin Hodge gives insight into how they’ve managed to stay alive for so many years.

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.