Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: June 30th – July 6th

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.

Re-Discovering Japanese Tea

Japanese teas are seriously underrated. It’s easy to write them off as “just green tea” but there’s a lot of nuance there. Payton from learned that lesson on a trip to Japan this spring. His post is a great reminder to be mindful of the biases we don’t realize we have.

Tea Mimosa – A Fruit Tea Cocktail

I love a good tea cocktail, especially if bubbly is involved. Daniella from Tea Cachai posted her recipe for a tropical tea infused mimosa. I love that she made her own fruit syrup. It looks so pretty in the bottom of the champagne flutes. The strawberry garnish is the perfect topper too!

Taste Test: Cold Brew vs Iced Dancong Tea

Eustacea Reads did a fun experiment where she compared iced dancong made two different ways. It always amazes me how different the taste can be depending on how you prepare it. Cold-brew seems to be the way to go with this aromatic but finicky type of tea.

Natural Flavors | Why is it in my Tea?!

Tea labels will sometimes list natural or artificial flavors but what does that really mean? It’s a bit complicated but Danielle from Tea & Me did a great job of breaking down the basics. I definitely could have used this info when I was working at Teavana and struggling to explain flavorings to customers.

Shincha Tea, Japan’s First Flush Tea

Georgia from Notes on Tea wrote a great intro to one of my favorite spring teas. I’ve been drinking a lot of this stuff lately because I want to use up what I have while its still super fresh. I definitely second her recommendation for this year’s offering from Ippodo.

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.