Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: May 17th – May 23rd

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!

What I’ve Learned after Starting the Online Tea Tasting Experience

Ricardo from My Japanese Green Tea started hosting online tea tastings since the pandemic started. I loved this idea when I first saw him post about it so it was interesting to learn how it had been going. If you’re looking to learn more about Japanese teas, I definitely suggest checking them out!

Beginner’s guide to matcha – Preface (Part 1 of 5)

Anna from Form Follows Tea wrote a fantastic 5 part series that guides beginners through all things matcha. She covers many of the topics that I struggled with when I first started my tea journey. I was happy to discover a few new companies in the recommended tea stores list.

What I “Tea” In A Day // ep. 3

How many teas do you drink in a day? I love this series from Lu Ann over at The Cup of Life. It’s so fun to learn what kinds of tea she drinks. This post documents everything she enjoyed on May 18th. There is everything from a black tea to ceremonial matcha and a hibiscus blend.

Data from the Pu’erh Love Challenge (after almost 300 pu’erhs!)

Rie from Tea Curious did an amazing job of pulling together data on puerh from her community. Together they enjoyed almost 300 teas! It was fascinating to see how the different regions of Yunnan stacked up. I also really loved seeing the word clouds of tasting notes.

2010 Qian Ye Hao – Five Years On

Aging is white tea is something I’ve only recently started experimenting with. This week Diary of a Northern Teaist checked in a white tea cake that had been stored away for 5 years. It definitely sounds like this tea is coming along nicely and I’d love to hear how it tastes next year.

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.