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Friday Roundup: March 8th – March 14th

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!

Caffeine in White Tea: Myth-Busting and Facts

There are a lot of myths out there about white tea and caffeine. Danielle from Tea Cachai did some fact-finding and tackled the most common misconceptions. I love that she listed her sources and included a list of some of her favorite places to buy white tea online.

Novel Coronavirus and Chinese Tea Vendors

Coronavirus is on everyone’s minds these days. Sara from Tea Happiness got some valuable perspectives from tea vendors that work directly with producers in China. I think we are all in agreement in hoping that the pandemic will not cause long term for the tea industry.

On Opening an Yixing Teapot

Christening a new clay teapot can be both exciting and nervewracking. Jenn from Tea Leaves and Tweed shared her process and experience with seasoning a new acquisition. It takes a lot of sessions to truly season a pot so my advice is always to experiment until you find the right fit.

Why Are Tea Bloggers Important?

This week Tea Adventures contemplated a question that many of us have grappled with. Community and the spreading of knowledge about tea are a big part of why I do what I do. I have to agree with their conclusion that tea blogs are definitely still relevant in 2002 and beyond.

Ruby 18: What Is This Sorcery?

There is nothing like experiencing a special tea for the first time. I got to relive one of those moments by reading One Man’s Tea Journey this week. Eric’s description of Ruby 18 as tasting like fruity candy and mint was spot on. It definitely some sort of sorcery.

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.