the weekly steep || top 8.5 tea news things for Aug. 11th, 2017

This week in tea, Darjeeling. Still. Also, there's an amazing matcha dessert in Japan that looks exactly like a Zen garden. Serious eats right there. Thinking of hosting a Japanese tea party? Beware of cultural appropriation and Tumblr. Oh, Drake is totally into matcha drinks and so should you be too. It's The Weekly Steep!

HOST NOTE - In regards to listener emails about cultural appropriation, an apology has been issued in "The Weekly Steep || Sept. 1st, 2017". Further email correspondence among listeners has convinced me to re-upload the episode. Thank you all for your willingness to talk and kind offerings of opinions and consieradtions.

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TOP TEA NEWS

  1. China's growing coffee trend

  2. The dark side of detox tea

  3. Drake is the new Matcha

  4. A New Electric Kettle, but Square?

  5. A Culturally Appropriate Tea Ceremony?

  6. Serious Matcha Desserts

  7. Seriously, more Darjeeling!

  8. Darjeeling and Charted Accountants

  9. Fruity Chaga Tea