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.
Did you know that tea is grown in Georgia (the country, not the state)? Jill from Its More Than Tea took a look at the history of tea production in this region and where it is headed today. I’ll be tasting Georgian teas for the blog soon so this post was perfectly timed for my own deep dive.
Steph’s Cup of Tea pondered why she has been studying the art of chanoyu for so long. It is easy to think that there is an endpoint to learning. The truth is that we never really stop growing and learning, especially when it comes to tea. Wishing her many more years of studying and learning from tea!
I don’t drink it often but I have a soft spot for genmaicha. Michelle from One More Steep reviewed a classed-up version from Adagio’s new Masters Teas line. It uses shincha instead of the usual low-grade bancha. This tea sounds like a perfect combination of salty and sweet.
There is nothing quite like attending your first World Tea Expo. It can be so exciting but overwhelming at the same time. Connie from Tea in Spoons went to WTE this year so we got to meet for the first time. She had an eventful first few days seeing the sights and tasting all of the teas.
Denny and James from TeaDB tasted a tea from my favorite Wuyi oolong producer. Their usual hijinks ensued. I always find Baijiguan interesting because it is usually much greener than you would expect from yancha. It is also one of the lesser-known varieties so I don’t see it often.