Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: September 22nd – September 28th

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!

Easy Tea Recipes ebook

Jee from Oh, How Civilized put together a collection of easy tea-infused recipes. For just $7, you’ll get an instantly downloadable book with 17 different recipes for hot and cold drinks along with 6 tea cheat sheets. I love that she altered all of the recipes to make 2 servings each. So practical!

2019 Colombian White Tea from Bitaco Colombian Tea

Char over at Oolong Owl tasted a new white tea offering from Bitaco. I had a chance to try this one at World Tea Expo and was really impressed. Her notes of the thick texture and honied sweetness were spot on. It will be interesting to see how this tea ages over time.

Podcast 040: Oscar Brekell Talks About The Book of Japanese Tea

Ricardo of My Japanese Green tea interviewed tea specialist Oscar Brekell for his podcast. It was so interesting to hear about the process of creating a bilingual book about Japanese tea. If you haven’t checked out The Book of Japanese Tea already, I highly recommend giving it a read.

My Favorite Tea Recipes for Fall

Hojicha smores, steamed eggs with puerh, and more. Anna from The Tea Squirrel posted a list of some of her favorite tea recipes for fall. This was a great reminder that I have been meaning to try making ochazuke. The idea of green tea and rice soup just sounds so comforting.


Kimberly from Tea is a Wish Your Heart Makes wrote about her first experience trying hojicha. There’s nothing quite like that initial moment of discovery that comes with trying a new tea. This hojicha sounds particularly delicious so I can’t blame her for finishing the bag already.

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.