Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: November 3rd – November 9th

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!

The Tea That Enlightened Me

Great tea can surprise us and open our minds in the best way possible. Danae from Camellia’s Treaty had that experience after sipping a Nepalese white tea at the Chicago International Tea Festival. Having tasted this tea, I can vouch that it is a surprising and delicious as she describes.

2019 July White2Tea Club feat. Lapsang Souchong Selection

Lapsang Souchong gets a bad rap but there as with any tea, there is a wide range of options available. Char from Oolong Owl compared several renditions that she received from the White2Tea Club. The pine sap one sounds interesting but I think the traditional would be more up my alley.

Pairings to Overcome Difficult-Teas

This week Marcella from The Tea and Hat Lady paired tea with books that she has found inspiring. They all feature women who have overcome difficulties. She chose two of my favorites but I will have to check out the third choice, Lunch in Paris, and drink it with a sencha as she recommends

Welcome to Winter: November in the Way of Tea

The changing of the seasons plays an important role in Chanoyu. Mike from The Tea Letter studies with the Urasenke school and I have been fascinated by everything that he has shared on his blog. I don’t know if I’m ready to think about winter but the transitions in the tea room seem appropriate.

“Infused” by Henrietta Lovell (The Rare Tea Lady)

Gabie from Tea End Blog wrote about her impressions on one of my favorite recent tea reads. I was so glad to see that she enjoyed it as much as I did. Henrietta’s story is truly inspiring. This review made me want to pick it back up all over again!

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.