Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: June 16th – June 22nd

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.

Muzha Tie Guan Yin from Masters Teas

Jackie from Books & Tea wrote about her first experience with Muzha Tie Guan Yin. What a special treat! I love how the tea evoked memories of crisp autumn mornings for her. We both have an affinity for Adagio’s Roots Campaign. Their new Masters Tea line has been really impressive so far.

Afternoon Tea at Honey, Hotel Gotham

Lauren and Carolina from The Afternoon Tea Club reviewed the afternoon tea offered by Hotel Gotham in Manchester. This definitely sounds like one for the to-do list if I ever get to travel to the UK. Warning: you’ll be hungry when you’re done reading all about their delicious visit.

Masala Chai Spread Recipe

Daniella from Tea Cachai posted a drool-worthy recipe for a chai infused milk spread. I immediately pinned this post on Pinterest so that I can give it a try. Her recommendation of using CTC Assam black tea for stronger flavor is spot on. I am imagining drizzling this over some vanilla bean ice cream.

How to Use a Gaiwan [Inbetweenisode 203]

Learning how to use a gaiwan can be a challenge when you are just getting started. I did it the hard way, through lots of minor burns! James from TeaDB recorded a handy guide with lots of practical pointers. Practice really does make perfect in this case.

My First Mi Lan Xiang Honey Orchid Oolong and A New Tea Company

I have been SUPER into dancong oolongs lately. I was really excited to see Eric from One Man’s Tea Journey write about his first time tasting Mi Lan Xiang, aka honey orchid oolong. The complexity of these teas is out of this world. His photographs of each infusion were a great addition to this review.

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.