Friday Roundup: June 25th – July 1st

Steep Thoughts: Ravi Kroesen
Sara at Tea Happiness and I both attended a tea and cheese pairing hosted by Royal Tea New York. This week she shared an in-depth interview with Ravi, their Director of Tea Operations.

A Wild Darjeeling
Only Geoff from Steep Stories could manage to procure a batch of special “wild” Darjeeling from the Rungeet Estate. I love the story behind this tea and how it came to be. It was also really interesting to see it compared to other Darjeeling teas.

How to Make the Very Best Iced Tea (Cold-Brew It!)
Jee at Oh, How Civilized put together a short and sweet tutorial on cold brewing iced tea. If you haven’t given this method yet, you definitely need to!

How can I afford this hobby? Puerh teas on a budget.
Tea can be an expensive hobby, especially as your tastes progress. Cwyn’s Death By Tea offers some practical, actionable tips to drinking the good stuff without breaking the bank.

My visit to Wuyishan and Cindy Chen (Wuyi Origin GIVEAWAY!)
I’ve been avidly following the travels of Jelmer from Tea Leafster. This week he tells us all about his adventure in the Wuyi region visiting with well-known tea producer Cindy Chen. Make sure that you enter his Instagram giveaway!

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.