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!
Comparative tastings is one of my favorite ways to nerd out. Connie from Tea in Spoons sipped two different oolongs that were made from the same base material but processed differently. The charcoal roasted version definitely sounds like it would be more up my alley.
Did you know that IKEA makes tea? Neither did I until I watched this fun video from Tea Time with Mary on YouTube. It’s pretty exciting to see them offering loose leaf in addition to tea bags. The names are as hard to pronounce as their furniture selections are!
Eustacia from Eustacia Reads shared her visit to a Hong Kong tea house. Check out their adorable cat too! The Shui Xian oolong that she picked up there sounds delicious. I’ll definitely have to add this shop to my bucket list for if I ever get to travel there.
I am a big fan of this series from Lu Ann at The Cup of Life. This week she interviewed Jane Pettigrew. For those that do not know, she is a celebrated tea author, educator, and historian. Her prediction of where tea is going in the next 5 years is a must-read!
Sara from Tea Happiness has been doing a lot of digging into the history of teaware. This week she brings us an information-packed synopsis of how teapots came to be. Did you know that the first teapots were inspired by wine ewers? I’m not surprised that Yixing was the starting place.