• Friday Roundup

    Friday Round Up: May 21st – May 27th

    White Tea Puer from Shang Tea +Charissa Gascho reviewed a tea that has been on my wish list for a while. It’s made from a white tea cultivar but processed like a puerh. Favorite Tea Ware: Ricardo Caicedo of My Japanese Green Tea +Georgia SS featured +Ricardo Caicedo in the latest installment of her Favorite Tea Ware series. I absolutely adore the gorgeous natsume that he shared. In Pursuit of Tea Appreciation Varat at The Guide to Puerh Tea waxed a bit philosophical about tea appreciation. It’s important that we be aware of personal biases and other factors that could affect our tea tasting experience. Sweet and Classic: Japanese Green Tea IN and Arahataen Green Tea Farms…


  • Friday Roundup

    Friday Round Up: May 14th – May 20th

    White2Tea & The Post Truth Era of Puerh MattCha’s Blog made some interesting observations about how the puerh landscape has changed over the last couple of years. I’m not sure I agree with the political correlations but there are a lot of good points made. The Efficiency of Machines vs Our Preference of Taste Tyas at The Tea Crane Blog pontificated a bit on how the use of machines has changed the way that Japanese green teas taste. Having had the privilege of trying some lightly oxidized selections, I can say that we share a similar preference. Hello old friend… +Courtney M. Powers wrote about a tea that I remember fondly. We enjoyed it many moons…

  • Friday Roundup

    Friday Round Up: May 7th – May 13th

    The Correlation Between Puer and Cat People Cody at The Oolong Drunk conducted an informal study that confirmed my own suspicions. A lot of tea people are also cat people! That makes them doubly awesome. 😊 All About Aroma +sara shacket tackled a bit of the science behind how we experience aromas in tea and then put to use tasting a Dan Cong oolong. I’m a bit lazy about using aroma cups but it’s always worth the extra trouble for this kind of tea. Arbor Teas’ Silver Needle Michelle at One More Steep wrote a detailed review of Silver Needle. I reviewed a lot of teas from this company when I first got started…

  • Friday Roundup

    Friday Round Up: April 30th – May 6th

    Brewing Tea with Yixing Teapots Rather than a blog post, I wanted to feature a video from a new-to-me YouTube channel called Gaiwans on Fleek. Why didn’t I think of that name? The Story of Ikkyu +Ricardo Caicedo brings us a bit of a tea history lesson this week’s blog post. I’ve seen Ikkyu’s name mentioned in books a number of times but it is nice to get more in depth information. A Wild Mountain Tea Mystery +Geoffrey Norman made my heart happy with a film noir style sleuth into native Taiwanese tea varieties. There was even a bit of nostalgia thrown in from way back in our Teaviews days. What Exactly is a Tea Pet?…

  • Friday Roundup

    Friday Round Up: April 23rd – April 29th

    Microwaving Your Tea, The Controversy Explained and Refuted I’m sure you’ve all seen the article being passed around that claimed microwaving your tea made it better. Jordan at World of Tea lets us all know once and for all, this story just isn’t true. Puer 101 – Getting to Know Puer Basics Cody at The Oolong Drunk penned a fantastic introduction to puerh. He even covered some of the nitty-gritty stuff like gushu and tree age. An Evening of Tea and Cheese at The French Cheese Board I was lucky enough to attend a tea and cheese pairing event in the company of +sara shacket recently. You’ve read my report, now go check out…

  • Friday Roundup

    Friday Round Up: April 16th – April 22nd

    A Short Tea Adventure in Vancouver +Payton Swick visited Vancouver last week and shared a bit on his blog about o5 Tea. This spot has been on my wish list for a long time. How Much Tea is in a Teaspoon? I’ve been an advocate of weighing tea leaves for a long time now. +Georgia SS did an awesome comparison that shows exactly why this is important. 2016 Cream Shou Puer from White2Tea +Charissa Gascho reviewed a shou puerh from White2Tea that definitely piqued my interest. I love her trial by fire bombproof test. A rare tea and artisan chocolate soiree curated by The Tea Squirrel +Anna Mariani hosted an amazing chocolate and tea pairing event in San…