July was easily the busiest month this year so far. Two of my favourite people had birthdays, my sister got engaged (!!), a lot of writing deadlines (not tea related) nearing and I took a long weekend trip to what is known as Canada’s Prettiest Town. Of course, whenever I head someplace I make sure to research in advance the local tea spots. I was able to snag a reservation at a neat afternoon tea room and will definitely be sharing more about the visit on my blog soon. The end of July and beginning of August have been a lot calmer and I actually had time to sit and read for a while! If you’re looking for some new reading material, check out this July blog round up for some blog posts I’ve been loving lately.
Mel Had Tea | Teas Foreign and Domestic at The Camellia Sinensis Teahouse in Montreal – Mel pens a bit about her own trip to this Canadian tea house and also shares some tastings from tea samples she received. Camellia Sinensis has a great selection of tea and tea ware and if you’re ever in Montreal, you should definitely do what Mel says and pay them a visit!
Tea Cachai | Matcha White Chocolate Truffles – White chocolate is my least favourite chocolate treat but I find it’s much tastier when infused with tea. Daniela created these traditional brigadeiros (truffles) with a tea twist. If you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, follow this recipe!
Love for Tea | Interview – In Conversation with Jeff Fuchs, The Tea Explorer – July was also the month the long awaited tea documentary from Jeff Fuchs aired in Canada. If you weren’t able to watch it yet, for whatever reason, Ruhani has an excellent chat with Jeff on her blog that highlights the film and more of his tea travels and thoughts. Be sure to check out part 2 of this interview, too.
World Tea Podcast | The Tea Explorer: An Interview with the Director Andrew Gregg – If you want to hear more about The Tea Explorer but from the director’s point of view, then give this podcast interview a listen!
Modern Lamb | My Tea Story (with Harney & Sons) – Just as the title of this blog post states, Devon shared her tea story. But, unlike most, it wasn’t exactly love at first sip for her. I got pulled in once I hit the “nobody is ever in a hurry when they drink tea” line. It’s a touching story that explains how tea has been her comfort in a cup, serving as a uniting force.
A Girl and Grey | Raspberry Russian Cheesecake Bars Featuring Bluebird Tea Co. – When I first saw Sharni post photos of this recipe on her Instagram, I couldn’t wait for her recipe. The cheesecake bars use a rooibos that is blended with raspberry pieces and hibiscus for the jam spread on the top.
Angel Wong’s Kitchen | Mochi Stuffed Matcha Bubble Waffle Recipe – Here’s a quick recipe video for you! Unfortunately, I don’t have a bubble waffle maker (yet!) so I haven’t tried this delicious looking recipe. But if anyone wants to make this recipe and let me live vicariously through them until then, that would be awesome! 🙂
Enjoy this July blog round up! Do you have a blog you think I should check out? Let me know in the comments below!