Friday Roundup
Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: September 15th – September 21st

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!

Beautiful Taiwan Tea Company’s Yushan High Mountain Oolong & Yushan Charcoal Roasted Oolong | Tea Review

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.

IKEA has TEA?! Taste test with Jacob Kahn

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!

Snapshots of Fukien Tea House + Zhen Cong Shui Xian Tasting Notes

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.

At the Tea Table with Tea Historian and Tea Educator Jane Pettigrew

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!

History of the Teapot

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.

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.