Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: July 28th – August 3rd

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.

Tea Fest PDX 2019

Heather from Hanamichi shared her thoughts about this year’s Tea Fest PDX. I think the wagashi workshop sounded particularly interesting. The sweets she made are ALMOST too pretty to eat. This a festival that I hope to attend myself in the future. I’ve heard so many great things!

Three Shapes and Scents of Jasmine Tea

There’s a lot of bad jasmine tea out there but I think the good ones are definitely underrated. Anna from Form Follows Tea did a side by side tasting of three different types of scented tea. I’m partial to a classic Fuding version but the ones from Yunnan were interesting to hear about too.

Adagio Masters Tea Collection Review

Daniela from Tea Cachai dove deep into the news Masters Tea collection from Adagio. I loved reading her thoughts on such a wide variety of single-origin teas from different regions. There’s a post in the works with my own take on many of these so I was really excited to compare notes.

A Rare Tea Tasting with Kevin Gascoyne

Geoff from Steep Stories of the Lazy Literatus and I were treated to a rare tea tasting at World Tea Expo this year. I’ve been eagerly awaiting his write up because we were only able to share notes in a hushed whisper during the event. It really was like a guided meditation!

You Ain’t Going Nowhere

It put a smile on my face to see a post in my feed from Cwyn’s Death By Tea. She hasn’t written as frequently but she’s still one of my favorite tea writers. This week she pondered the single purchase that she made from White2Tea for 2019 and how really good tea costs more than a Telecaster.

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.