Time got away from me the last couple of weeks and I fell behind on these posts. I’ll be trying to catch up over the course of this week.
From The Daily Tea:
- A subscription-only article about tea plantations in North America. I think it would be really cool, but I know tea plants can be very picky about where they will grow and still produce good tea.
- An interesting recipe for shiitake mushrooms in a matcha sauce. Looks good, except it uses tarragon. Yes, I know that’s a very popular herb, but I don’t do well cooking with it.
- A recipe for alcoholic punch that looks really refreshing. Mint, lime . . . if I try it, I’ll probably try something besides Earl Grey and something other than bourbon too and maybe cut back on the sugar as well. Still, it has a lot of potential.
- A list of some chocolate teas — oh my gosh, these look great! I’ve been thinking recently about chocolate tea, so this is a good place to start trying them.
- Some good information about using horehound as an infusion.
- Video from The Alexis Show about herb-infused tea (specifically, muddled fresh herbs with steeped in iced tea).
From Tea For Me Please:
- A very appealing review of Mauna Kea Tea’s Organic Premium Green Tea – 1st Flush 2014.
- Some notes about teas received from Global Tea Hut — I’ve never heard of them, I’ll have to check into that.
- Post about the book The Darjeeling Distinction by Besky. The book is about Fair Trade practices and the particular challenges for tea plantations and tea pickers in Darjeeling. I will probably wind up reading this eventually.