The increasing popularity of specialty teas in the last decade or so has brought about a corresponding increase in the number of blogs devoted to tea, including this one. Your humble author publishes another one and it’s there that I maintain a tea blog list that currently numbers well in excess of 300 entries.
That’s a whole lot of tea blogs and it would be kind of tricky to keep up with them all, even with the assistance of such conveniences as RSS feeds. But there are a number of blogs that stand out from this sizable pack. Look to our previous article on tea bloggers for more information on T Ching, Cha Dao, MattCha’s Blog, and Tea Masters Blog.
If that’s not enough to keep you occupied, here are more suggestions.
You could try Alex Zorach’s Tea Blog, for starters. Zorach is the driving force behind RateTea.net, one of a number of noteworthy sites that are devoted to the never-ending task of reviewing the numerous and sundry teas currently on the market. Zorach’s blog, as he puts it, “is for musings, opinions, and anything of a more personal nature that are not reviews of individual teas but that still have something to do with tea.”
If you’re looking for some of the best Chinese teas to be found this side of China, Seven Cups is probably a merchant you’ll want to add to your list. They operate a mail-order business, a tea house in Tucson, Arizona and have a franchised tea house in Denver. For some of their thoughts on fine tea, be sure to check out their blog.
If Japanese tea is more to your liking, take a look at the Farmer’s Blog from Kyoto Obubu Tea Plantations. As the name suggests, they are what is pretty much a rarity in the tea blogging world – a blog that recounts what it’s like to actually produce the tea we drink.
If you want to nitpick over semantics, then yerba mate is not really tea. If you’re not concerned with these finer points and you’d like some interesting information on this South American favorite, be sure to check out the Shade Tree Yerba Mate blog.
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