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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.