Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: June 2nd – June 8th

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.

Tea Rebellion’s White Prakash & Kumari Gold | Tea Review

Connie at Tea In Spoons put the spotlight on Tea Rebellion, a company that has been making waves in the tea world with its commitment to transparency. She tasted two Nepalese teas that are definitely sound like they are worth taking notice of. I enjoy her tea leaf photography style as always!

Grades of Honey Fragrance Black Tea

Anna at Form Follows Teas brings us an interesting tasting of three grades honey fragrance black tea. I always learn so much by comparing and contrasting similar teas. I have never heard of the Pareto Principle before but it seems like a useful tool when deciding if buying a higher end tea is worth it.

How My Brain Made Me Love Chinese Green Teas (Again)

Geoff from Steep Stories of the Lazy Literatus shared his experience with two excellent green teas from one of my favorite vendors. Green teas are not something I see him feature often but these two were a perfect choice. Liu An Gua Pian is totally under-appreciated in my opinion!

Interview: Shalini Agarwal of Glenburn Tea Estate

Sara from Tea Happiness does wonderful interviews with tea people from all over the world. This week she spoke with Shalini Agarwal from the Glenburn Tea Estate. I always look forward to visiting their booth at World Tea Expo so it was great to learn a bit more about one of the friendly faces.

What Is Japanese Hojicha?

If you enjoy toasty flavors, hojicha is a green tea that you must try. Jill from It’s More Than Tea wrote a thorough introduction. She covers everything from how its made to the differences between examples made from sencha and bancha. I don’t drink it often but hojicha is one of my favorites.

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.