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!
Judi from The ABC’s of Tea is constantly working her way through the alphabet in her blog posts. This week’s edition focuses on kabuse, the shading process that is used to make kabusecha. You’ll also see it used for matcha and gyokuro.
Char from Oolong Owl wrote about another one of her experiences with the Old Ways Tea Club. These reviews always make me want to subscribe. I’m a bit sad to have missed out because this box featured some of my favorite teas.
COVID-19 Harolds in the Renaissance of Puerh In the West
Matt from MattCha put together some very interesting thoughts about the puerh renaissance that seems to have been brought on by the pandemic. Hopefully, the new interest will continue to rise and COVID will fade away sooner rather than later.
Special Focus on Shizuoka: A tea farmers’ cafe specialising in wakoucha
Mei from The Floating Tea Stem visited Green Eight Cafe, a cafe in Shizuoka that specializes in black tea. That is very unusual as green tea accounts for an overwhelming majority of the tea made in Japan. I need to try their ice cream!
Jasmine from i try chai shared her recipe for dirty chai. I’ve started enjoying coffee recently and dirty chai is one of my favorite drinks to order from cafes. I’d drink them even more often if it were easier to make espresso at home.