Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: October 19th – October 24th

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!

UK Tea Academy’s Tea Foundation Online

Michelle from One More Steep shared her experience with the UK Tea Academy’s online course. Having taken courses with a few other organizations, it was interesting to hear about how this one works. Check out the discount code if you’re interested in giving it a try!


Will over at The Kettle contemplated bitterness in tea. This is a surprisingly complex topic, but he covered a lot of the bases. I love that he pointed out that bitterness is subjective to personal taste and preparation methods. The pointers at the end on what to do with a bitter tea are also useful.

Blog Relaunch: Teajay is Back

It always makes me happy to see a post pop up in my feed from a blog that has gone quiet. Welcome back to Jérémie at My Tea Journey! It was so nice to catch up on what he has been up to. I’m looking forward to reading his upcoming posts as he gets back into the swing of things.

I made my own Hojicha

Eustacia from Eustea Reads wrote about her experiments with homemade Hojicha. What a perfect use for old sencha you might have laying around! This is something I’ve wanted to try for a while now. My saucepans would definitely impart some odd flavors but I may try an electric roaster soon.

MyTeaPal: Blending technology and tradition

It is super surprising how few apps are available for tea drinkers. This week Jenn from Tea Leaves and Tweed reviewed MyTeaPal, a brand new app that I’ve been experimenting with a bit myself. The built-in timer and ability to take tasting notes on the fly is super handy.

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.