Welcome to the first Weekly Review from Drink Tea Hub for the past week. This post links to some of my favourite articles of the week by fellow tea lovers, as well as important tea news, plus what’s new on Drink Tea Hub this past week and what you can expect to see in the coming weeks.
Favourite blogs and articles
5 teas coffee drinkers should try by Cup of Life. Lu Ann picks out five teas that should appeal to the palate of the coffee drinker you’re trying to convert.
Earl Grey Blackberry Jam Recipe by Life Is Better With Tea. A delicious twist on the autumn/fall staple of blackberry jam. The Earl Grey is used to add a light citrus note to the jam which sounds delicious.
Tea Nerd Dictionary: Yancha by Tea For Me Please. Nicole tells you everything you could ever want to know (and more!) about this variety of oolong tea.
Tea of the week
This week we have been sampling the delightful Jasmine Ancient Beauty Oolong tea from Art of Tea. This is probably the best jasmine tea I have ever tasted: refreshing and uplifting, lightly astringent without any hint of bitterness. A perfectly balanced and delicious tea.
Podcasts of the week
Tea, Biscuits and Books episode 1. In episode #1 of the TBB podcast, Charley Barnes and Dan Burton introduce themselves as the hosts of the podcast, and let listeners know what they can expect from upcoming episodes. They talk books, briefly argue about biscuits, and chat about their writing lives!
Pod of tea: Rooibos. A great podcast all about Rooibos (Red Bush) tea. Emma talks about what makes this tea such a winner, as well as going on some tea-fueled tangents along the topics of book writing, autumn and olives.
Important news stories
The plastic in tea bags story continued to be picked up by the world’s media this week and by the end of the week, practically every English-language news publication of any size had reported on the story. Here at Drink Tea Hub we’ve been concerned about this for a while, and first wrote about it back in July, before updating our list of plastic-free tea bags a couple of weeks ago.
New on Drink Tea Hub this week
How to store tea. The definitive guide to how to store your tea to keep it fresh for longer.
In case you missed it in September
The best teas for a cold or sore throat: it’s that time of year (in the Northern hemisphere at least) where we all need a warm and soothing pick-me-up. Here we list our recommendations for how tea can help you feel better.
Top tea infusers 2019: all about the different types of tea infuser available and our picks of the best in each category
The best teas for a cold or sore throat: it’s that time of year (in the Northern Hemisphere at least) when we all need a soothing warm pick-me-up.
Machu’s Blend Tea for dogs review: a herbal tea designed with the help of vets to improve your dog’s health.
The five best green tea brands: a review of our favourite brands of green tea.
Coming up in the next week (or two!):
Another ten quotes about tea. By popular demand, we’re gathering together our next favourite ten quotes.
A buyer’s guide to teapots. The very best teapots and where to buy them.
How much caffeine is in tea?
Book review: For all the tea in China by Sarah Rose. This was a recommendation by a reader of this website. I’ve nearly finished it and will be reviewing it soon.