Friday Roundup: November 18th – November 24th

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Becoming a Certified Tea Sommelier

Tea education is a bit of a hot button topic. There are a lot of programs out there and it is hard to know which is the right one for you. This week Jee from Oh, How Civilized shared about her experience with becoming a certified tea sommelier. Congrats to her for achieving her goal and sticking with it!

Impressions (2015 & 2017) YS

Sean, part of the trio behind Dead Leaves Club, shared his impressions on Impression, a tea that Yunnan Sourcing blended as an alternative to factory puerh. It was really interesting to hear how the two years differed. It’s definitely sounds like an affordable alternative for those looking for a tea to keep in long term storage.

A Spring Cleaning of Summer Stories in the Fall

Geoff from Steep Stories of the Lazy Literatus has been a bit quiet on his blog lately but he made up for it by catching us up on what he’s been up to this summer. I love that he framed it all with a list of what he is thankful for. Tea has a wonderful way of making good things happen in our lives. This post is a great example of that.

2018 Arbor White and Arbor Red from White2Tea

Char over at Oolong Owl tasted two teas side by side, a white tea and a black tea that were made from the same old arbor material. always love seeing her owl tea pets enjoying themselves. They both sound like teas that I need to try, especially the white tea. Forget the turkey, let’s gushu.

A Japanese dessert and snack tasting with tea pairing in San Francisco

I don’t often do tea pairings on my own but I do find them quite fascinating. Tea can be the perfect compliment when it is enjoyed with the right foods. This week I learned a lot from a Japanese tea pairing event that Anna at The Tea Squirrel attended. There were several things offered that i have never tried before,

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.