Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: September 1st – September 7th

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!

Matcha Watermelon Cocktail

Sara from Tea Happiness shared a recipe for a refreshing cocktail that combines matcha with fresh watermelon and basil. It sounds delicious and is visually stunning to boot. This is one I will definitely have to try myself. My matcha-hating husband might even be tempted to take a sip!

Senbird Tea Review | Matcha, Brown Rice, and Roasted Green, Oh My!

Danielle from Tea & Me explored a selection of Japanese greens from Senbird Tea. This is her first review of both matcha and genmaicha. Sometimes I miss the excitement that comes with trying something new. I love her idea of adding matcha to a peach smoothie.

Floating Point 2017 Black Tea

Anna from Form Follows Tea shares tea experiences in a unique visual style. This week it was a compressed black tea from Aussie based Kuura, a company that has been popping up quite a bit in my Instagram feed. The tasting note of dried fig dessert definitely has me wanting to try this tea.

DAVIDsTEA’s Nepal Black | Tea Review

Connie from Tea in Spoons reviewed a black tea from one of my favorite Nepalese tea producers, Jun Chiyabari. I love seeing larger companies being transparent and sharing where their tea comes from. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get to one of their stores in NYC to purchase a bit soon.

How Tea Is Decaffeinated

Jill over at It’s More Than Tea investigated the process of decaffeinating tea. It is a process that not a lot of people know about and there are a lot of misconceptions out there. I particularly loved her explanation of why there aren’t a lot of high-quality loose-leaf decaf teas available.

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.