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    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…

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    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?…

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    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…