Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: May 26th – June 1st

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.

2019: A Bad Year for Puer Tea

I don’t often feature vendor blogs in the roundup but Seven Cups has a blog that is far older than my own. Austin Hodge shared a bit of what he has seen on the ground in Yunnan this year. It definitely sounds like there is some cause for concern from both the weather and market swings.

Kanes Tea Organic Benifuuki Oolong

Japan has been known almost entirely for its green teas but other types are becoming more popular. This week Ricardo from My Japanese Green Tea reviewed an oolong made from Benifuuki cultivar. It sounds like an enjoyable cup of tea but a bit different than what you might expect.

Tea and the Imposter Syndrome

Mike at The Tea Letter penned a really honest blog post about something that many bloggers struggle with. I have seen a lot of friends burn out because of imposter syndrome. I think it was very brave of him to share so openly and I hope that it helps others realize they aren’t alone.

Tea Rebellion: Kumari Black

Chelsea from Taste the Tea explored a Nepalese black tea from a company with a keen focus on ethically produced teas. I had not heard of the Kanchanjangha tea estate before but it definitely sounds like I need to try their teas. The caramel notes in this one sound delicious.


Gyokuro is one of my absolute favorite green teas but I don’t get to drink it often. Kimberly at Tea is a Wish Your Heart Makes reviewed one this week that got an impressive rating 4.9 out of 5 teacups. It’s hard to beat an umami-filled shade grown tea from Uji!

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.