Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: June 7th – June 13th

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. Is there someone I’m missing? Let me know about it in the comments below!

Stuck in an elevator

Rie from Tea Curious is always coming with a fun new challenging for tea lovers. This week she shared an interesting idea that I will have to try. Drinking only one tea for at least three days would be so hard but who knows what you might discover about it.

Black-Owned Tea Businesses

Sara from Tea Happiness put together a great list of black-owned tea businesses. She’ll be adding to so be sure to check back. It is an important time for us to support these companies when we can, particularly the brick and mortar stores who are still struggling due to coronavirus restrictions.

Difficult History: Western Tea Culture Was and Is Driven by Exploitation

Part of being a tea enthusiast is being aware of the impact that our industry has on the world. Jenn from Tea Leaves and Tweed grappled with some of that difficult history in this thoughtful blog post. Do you know where your tea comes from and who worked to produce it?

The “Aera” of Nepalese White Tea

Geoff from Steep Stories of the Lazy Literatus compared two Nepalese white teas. He has a real talent for highlighting the story of the producer in his blog posts. I have samples of Orchard and Daydreamer in my “to drink” pile. Reading this really made me want to give them a try

Podcast 045: Japanese Tea Cultivars with Noli Ergas

Ricardo from My Japanese Green Tea hosts one of my favorite tea podcasts. In this episode he talks about cultivars with Noli Ergas from Sugimoto Tea. They are both some of the most knowledgeable people that I know when it comes to Japanese tea. It is definitely worth listening to!

My name is Nicole and I love tea...a lot! I have been writing about my love of the leaf since 2008. My work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. I am the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.