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.
Connie from Tea In Spoons wrote about a very special cherry blossom green tea. She actually helped to pick the sakura flowers that went into this tea when she interned at Obubu Tea Farms. How cool is that? The tea leaves and petals look so beautiful while they are steeping. This one for the wishlist.
I really love matcha lattes, especially in the hot summer months. Lu Ann from The Cup of Life shared her go-to recipe for a glass of the green stuff. I will definitely have to try her tip for using maple syrup as the sweetener. Her post also reminded me that I need to pick up some eco-friendly straws.
One of the things I love most about tea is that there is always something new to explore. Ricardo from My Japanese Green Tea reviewed a kabusecha made from a cultivar that he had never tried before. He couldn’t find the words to describe the aroma and that made me want to try it even more.
It seems like a lot of my tea friends have been enjoying Green Hype from White2Tea lately, in all of its incarnations. Kaszimir from Clinically Addictead Tea Blog reviewed the newest vintage. I really liked his comments on money going towards complexity rather than feel-good taste.
Anna from Form Follows Tea did an interesting experiment where she sorted dancong oolong maocha into all of its various parts and then tasted them to see what they each contribute to the finished tea. Stems don’t get enough credit from the sweetness and complexity that they can add to tea!