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Friday Roundup: November 24th – November 30th

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!

Destination Tea: The Café at Thistle Farms

Angela at Destination Tea wrote about her visit to Thistle Farms, a modern teahouse in Nashville. a lovely space and menu but I also love that she calls attention to the fact that they are also a social enterprise. Tea businesses that do good in the world are one of my favorite things!

The Two Faces of Issaku

Geoff from Steep Stories compared two different versions of fukamushi sencha. They are both named Issaku but there is one big difference. One of the teas was aged and blended with 22 karat gold flakes. Fancy! It’s nice to hear that they both turned out to be solid cups of green tea.

It’s Impossible to be an Expert on All the Teas in the World

Ricardo from My Japanese Green Tea wrote an important reminder this week. It is impossible to obtain true expertise in all of the teas in the world. While this might seem a bit doom and gloom, it is actually one of my favorite aspects of tea. There’s always something new to learn!

2019 Red Peony White Tea from Floating Leaves Tea

Char from Oolong Owl was a guest on Floating Leaves Tea’s podcast. They tasted the Red Peony White Tea. This tea is interesting because it is made from the Ruby 18 cultivar, which is usually used to make black tea. Tune in to that episode while reading her review.

Water Experiment – Evian Vs. Filtered Tap Water

Eric from One Man’s Tea Journey did a fun experiment comparing bottled water to filtered tap water. It is amazing the difference that this can make in your cup. He noticed a difference in the color of the brewed leaves and liquor as well as in the taste.

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.