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Friday Roundup: July 19th – July 25th

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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!

Purple Puer – Wild vs. Cultivated Comparison Tasting

Anna from Form Follows Tea did a four-way comparison tasting of purple puer. Wild grown tea is generally purported to be better than plantation grown tea. I really like that she selected teas from two different regions. That can make a big difference in what we experience in the cup.

How To Make Kombucha

Kombucha was a quarantine project for many of my tea friends but I have yet to give home brewing a try myself. Zac Cadwalader at Sprudge shared an in-depth guide that I am definitely bookmarking. He covers everything from brewing your tea to the care and keeping of your SCOBY.

Masters Teas’s Bai Hao Yin Zhen

Michelle from One More Steep reviewed a wonderful silver needle white tea. I enjoyed this tea (blog post coming soon) so I was happy to see it get a 5 out of 5 cup rating. White tea is underrated because they are so delicate. Don’t let that fool you into thinking they lack flavor.

Chocolate Chai Truffles

Jasmine from I Try Chai shared a delicious sounding tweak on a recipe she found for chocolate truffles infused with chai. Yum! What a decadent treat these would be. I was sorry to hear that she had burnt her hand and hope that it is feeling better.

Manua Kea Tea’s Premium Green Tea| Tea Review

Connie from Tea in Spoons wrote about one of my favorite US grown teas. It can pricey but I try to treat myself to a small amount of it when I can. This one tea that I definitely think does better when brewed in more of a traditionally Chinese way. This review made me want to go order some!

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.