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!
It’s not every day that a review for a Japanese oolong pops up in my feed. Ricardo from My Japanese Green Tea shared his thoughts on an intriguing oolong from the Saemidori cultivar. This is a tea that will definitely be added to the list for my next Yunomi order.
Marilyn from Delights of the Heart wrote about her experience drinking Slow Mellow Yellow from Grass People Tree. I’ve been curious about this tea because I saw it pop up in quite a few Instagram stories. It must have been so cool to taste this tea virtually with Rui.
Speaking of virtual tastings, Connie from Tea In Spoons wrote about an online class that she recently took with Mona of Teawala. What a cool experience! I really enjoyed seeing the images from the actual course. This sounds like a great idea, especially for someone just getting started in tea.
Liu Bao can be a very hard tea to find. Thankfully Pietr from Tea Adventures has done the hard work for us. This week he put together a list of 5 different shops where you can find this elusive dark tea. I definitely recommend checking out his master list of online tea shops too.
The brewing vessel we use can have a surprisingly big impact on the taste of tea. Tea Secrets shared an interesting comparison between a Jianshui clay teapot and an unglazed shiboridashi from Miroslava Randová. I really appreciate the scientific approach of using the same tea.