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!
Lu Ann from The Cup of Life put together a great list of inspirational tea quotes. I love that she split them up into categories ranging from everyday life to creativity. She even included a special section fro one of my favorite sources of tea quotes, Thich Nhat Hanh.
I love tea and I enjoy eating rice. Somehow I never thought of combining the two until I read this blog post from Rie over at Tea Curious. The weather is a little too hot for something so soup-like but I will definitely be giving this a try in the future. Soba cha would go well with this dish.
Pietr from Tea Adventures shared an in-depth review of one of my favorite Chinese green teas. It was even better because it was his first time tasting one. I really enjoy the way that he breaks down each infusion of the session. Some teas can change quite a bit from the first steep to the last.
As much as I love tea, its history can be a difficult one to grapple with. Jenn from Tea Leaves and Tweed had a discussion with Henrietta Lovell about some of these issues as well as possible solutions. There is still a long way to go but I agree that buying direct trade is our best option as consumers.
Geoff from Steep Stories of the Lazy Literatus did a three-way tasting of small-batch shou puerh. Even better, they were all made by the same producer but in different years. Maximum tea nerdery! It was interesting to hear about each of the teas and what makes them unique.