Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup: September 8th – September 14th

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!

The shape of your tea cup and the flavors of your tea

Virginia of PairTeas is on the cusp of releasing a new book at tea. So exciting! This week she shared an excerpt with her readers that focuses on how the shape of a teacup can affect the way our tea tastes. This is something I have definitely been meaning to experiment with more.

TeaScienceTuesday: Caffeine

Eric of Tea Geek made a triumphant return to tea education with the inaugural #TeaScienceTuesday. In this video, he separates fact from fiction when it comes to caffeine. For those don’t know he is a bonafide scientist! This is the first in a series of videos tackling a variety of nerdy topics.

The Tea Balls of Manipur

It is a rare day when Geoff from Steep Stories writes about an Indian tea growing region that he had never heard of before. This is the first time that I had come across tea from Manipur as well. In this post, he tastes “dragon ball” style examples of both white and “puerh” teas.

Sheng Pu’erh: A DAVIDsTea Review

Antonia from Steep. Sip. Repeat. reviewed a rare sheng puerh from DAVIDsTea. While it may not be the most mind-blowing sheng around, it is encouraging to see large companies take notice of my beloved puerh. Shorter gongfu style steeps might soften tongue thickening astringency.

2019 Midwest Tea Fest: Overview

Cody, aka The Oolong Drunk, made the trek to the Midwest Tea Festival after missing out last year. There are quite a few familiar faces among the booths he visited and a couple of new ones I will have to check out. This post got me excited for the upcoming Chicago Tea Festival!

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.