Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: July 7th – July 13th

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.

Yunnan Silver Needle vs. Zhejiang Silver Needle

Pietr from Tea Adventures did a side by side tasting of silver needle white teas from two different origins. Comparisons are a great way to learn more about tea and train your palate. One isn’t necessarily better than the other but I must confess that my preference often lies in Yunnan.

Forever Spring: A Tea Rebellion Review

Antonia from Steep. Sip. Repeat. tried an oolong that every tea drinker should experience. Jhen Tea’s Forever Spring is one that has crossed my path many times over the years and it never disappoints. Her tasting notes were spot on, especially when it comes to the natural sweetness of this tea.


Lu Ann from The Cup of Life covered some of the basics of afternoon tea etiquette on her blog this week. She did a great job of filling us in on some of the major dos and don’ts. I have to confess that I’ve always struggled a bit with how to eat a scone without making a big mess!

Tuberose, Almond, and Duck Aroma Phoenix Dancongs from Serendipiteacha Studio

I REALLY love dancong oolong so I was excited to see Char from Oolong Owl review a trio of fragrances. Duck shit oolong has become quite famous thanks to its funny name but you are missing out if you haven’t tried Ju Duo Zai yet. Who wouldn’t want to drink a tea that smells like marzipan?


We often choose the tea we want to drink but there are times that the tea chooses us. Danae of Camellia’s Treaty has been exploring puerh, finding that her preference lies with sheng rather than shou. Ye Sheng isn’t for everyone but I can definitely relate to the cravings that she described.

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.