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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Having the last of this excellent tea this morning while listening to Whitney Houston.

Yeah. It seems an appropriate combination.

:/

(funny thing is, I was never really a fan of hers. I have a handful of songs which I like, but that’s it. And I still have this urge to listen to her now. I had a BIG Michael Jackson phase at around age 14-15, but when he passed on, I didn’t get this same urge to listen to him.)

LiberTEAS

I wasn’t a fan of either one of them. But when Ronnie James Dio died … that hit me hard!

Angrboda

I didn’t know him. When Freddie Mercury died, though, I cried for hours.

Kittenna

Sad news, even though I’m not a big fan. The most significant celebrity death to me was Heath Ledger, and even then there were no tears shed, just sadness and disappointment.

Cheryl

Bodyguard is on my Top 10 favorite movies list, and am a Whitney fan, but everyone saw this coming. Sad indeed, especially for her daughter (they seemed close). Huge Queen fan too, and while am more a fan of Brian May, Queen could not go on without Freddie. Tears came when hearing of Luther’s death, and of Leroi Moore (sax player for Dave Matthews). Still remember hearing my Mom wail when hearing of Elvis’s death.

smartkitty

I had a similar reaction when Amy Winehouse died, and I honestly never really paid much attention to her other than like…two of her songs. It’s probably the tragedy of the situation. (Life and career shaken by drugs, sad ending, etcetera)

Angrboda

Krystaleyn, I wasn’t too bothered with Heath Ledger. I didn’t know who he was before then, but I’m not much of a film person.

Cheryl, I remember going to see the Bodyguard with five or six other girls from my class when it came out. First film I ever saw in a cinema without my parents, I think, except an animated one I saw with my best friend and her dad, but since her dad was along, it doesn’t really count. :)

As for Queen, I quite agree. I haven’t paid any attention to this thing Brian May and Roger Taylor have had going on with uh… that other singer, because it’s just not the same. I preferred Brian May too, though. I was so fascinated by his hair! :)

Smartkitty, my boss still scolds Amy Winehouse everytime she’s played on the radio. “Why couldn’t you just behave yourself?!”

TeaBrat

I was a bit shocked about Whitney too – but not a huge fan of her music either

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LiberTEAS

I wasn’t a fan of either one of them. But when Ronnie James Dio died … that hit me hard!

Angrboda

I didn’t know him. When Freddie Mercury died, though, I cried for hours.

Kittenna

Sad news, even though I’m not a big fan. The most significant celebrity death to me was Heath Ledger, and even then there were no tears shed, just sadness and disappointment.

Cheryl

Bodyguard is on my Top 10 favorite movies list, and am a Whitney fan, but everyone saw this coming. Sad indeed, especially for her daughter (they seemed close). Huge Queen fan too, and while am more a fan of Brian May, Queen could not go on without Freddie. Tears came when hearing of Luther’s death, and of Leroi Moore (sax player for Dave Matthews). Still remember hearing my Mom wail when hearing of Elvis’s death.

smartkitty

I had a similar reaction when Amy Winehouse died, and I honestly never really paid much attention to her other than like…two of her songs. It’s probably the tragedy of the situation. (Life and career shaken by drugs, sad ending, etcetera)

Angrboda

Krystaleyn, I wasn’t too bothered with Heath Ledger. I didn’t know who he was before then, but I’m not much of a film person.

Cheryl, I remember going to see the Bodyguard with five or six other girls from my class when it came out. First film I ever saw in a cinema without my parents, I think, except an animated one I saw with my best friend and her dad, but since her dad was along, it doesn’t really count. :)

As for Queen, I quite agree. I haven’t paid any attention to this thing Brian May and Roger Taylor have had going on with uh… that other singer, because it’s just not the same. I preferred Brian May too, though. I was so fascinated by his hair! :)

Smartkitty, my boss still scolds Amy Winehouse everytime she’s played on the radio. “Why couldn’t you just behave yourself?!”

TeaBrat

I was a bit shocked about Whitney too – but not a huge fan of her music either

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Ang lives with Husband and two kitties, Charm and Luna, in a house not too far from Århus. Apart from drinking tea, she enjoys baking, especially biscuits, reading and jigsaw puzzles. She has recently acquired an interest in cross-stitch and started a rather large project. It remains to be seen whether she has actually bitten off more than she can chew…

Ang prefers black teas and the darker sorts of oolongs. She has to be in the mood for green and white, and she enjoys, but knows little to nothing about, pu-erh.

Her preferences with black teas are the Chinese ones, particularly from Fujian, but also Keemun and just about anything smoky. She occasionally enjoys Yunnans but they’re not favourites. She has taken some time to research Ceylon teas, complete with reference map, and has recently developed some interest in teas from Africa.

She is sceptical about Indian blacks as she generally finds them too astringent and too easy to get wrong. She doesn’t really care for Darjeelings at all. Very high-grown teas are often not favoured.

She likes flavoured teas as well, particularly fruit flavoured ones, but also had an obsession with finding the Perfect Vanilla Flavoured Black and can happily report that this reclusive beast has been spotted in a local teashop near where she works. Any and all vanilla flavoured teas are still highly attractive to her, though. Also nuts and caramel or toffee. Not so much chocolate. It’s a texture thing.

However, she thinks Earl Grey is generally kind of boring. Cinnamon and ginger are also not really a hit, and she’s not very fond of chais. Evil hibiscus is evil. Even in small amounts, and yes, Ang can usually detect hibiscus, mostly by way of the metallic flavour of blood it has.

Ang is not super impressed with rooibos or honeybush on their own. She doesn’t care for either, really, but when they are flavoured, they go usually go down a treat.

Ang used to have a Standard Panel of teas that she tried to always have on hand. She put a lot of thought into defining it and decided what should go on it. It was a great idea on paper, but in practise has been discovered to not really work as well.

Ang tries her best to make a post on Steepster several times a week. She tends to write her posts in advance in a word doc (The Queue) and posting from there. This, she feels, helps her to maintain regularity and stops her from making five posts in three days and then going three weeks without posting anything at all.

Angrboda is almost always open to swapping. Just ask her. Due to the nature of the queue, however, and the fact that it’s some 24 pages long at the moment, it may take a good while from she receives your parcel and until she actually posts about it.

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