98

Errrr…. Steepsterites? Do I owe someone a package that hasn’t been sent? I have a strange feeling that I do, but I can’t for the life of me think who it must be for. I just have a feeling that I’ve promised a sample to someone…

Anyway, and so we hit the forties. I don’t think I’ve quite halved the stash yet, but we’re definitely getting there. I kinda wish I had paid attention to how much was in the cupboard when I started on this drinking it down project. I think I’ve pruned it just about as much as I can. Removed all the things that I know realistically I’ll just never get used. Some went in the bin (age), and some went in the box for re-homing. I’ve already forgotten who gave me the idea to do that, but it was a great idea! Everything that’s left now are things it should be possible to finish up or things that I haven’t tried yet and so can’t form an opinion on.

There is always something awesome about decupboarding a tea, even when it’s a beloved favourite. Even when I also cry a little tear of despair for the loss. I just feel so… accomplished when I can finish something off. (I also like starting by writing a list when doing house cleaning and such. There is awesome motivation in ticking things off the list)

So it is with mixed feelings that I removed this one today. Never did I think that I would ever meet a tea that could be such a rival to the Tan Yang for my affections.

It also means that I’m completely OUT of Fujian black. I can feel the tremors starting already, how am I going to cope until after the wedding and all that?

jason

So yummy yummy! Congrats!

Thomas Smith

Out of Minbei Hongcha, you say? Well, I get paid next Friday and I know who’s waiting on me to send something out.

Angrboda

Thomas, it’s not you that’s the source of my feeling of having forgotten someone because I wrote you down. I’m not sure how long you will need to put something together at this point, but if you think it will be before mid-June, then it’s fine. If you think later, perhaps it’s better to wait until end-July/August. I’m going to be out of the country for 19 days in July, see.

Thomas Smith

I have a few teas I think you’ll enjoy that I just have sitting around right now. My original thought was to get in a bunch of eclectic oddball teas in my next wholesale order, but for right now I might as well send out just a few teas from types I already know you enjoy.

CHAroma

I’m exactly the same way! Sometimes I make lists just so I can check things off it and get that nice sense of accomplishment. :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Comments

jason

So yummy yummy! Congrats!

Thomas Smith

Out of Minbei Hongcha, you say? Well, I get paid next Friday and I know who’s waiting on me to send something out.

Angrboda

Thomas, it’s not you that’s the source of my feeling of having forgotten someone because I wrote you down. I’m not sure how long you will need to put something together at this point, but if you think it will be before mid-June, then it’s fine. If you think later, perhaps it’s better to wait until end-July/August. I’m going to be out of the country for 19 days in July, see.

Thomas Smith

I have a few teas I think you’ll enjoy that I just have sitting around right now. My original thought was to get in a bunch of eclectic oddball teas in my next wholesale order, but for right now I might as well send out just a few teas from types I already know you enjoy.

CHAroma

I’m exactly the same way! Sometimes I make lists just so I can check things off it and get that nice sense of accomplishment. :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

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.

The Formalities

Contact Angrboda by email: [email protected]
Contact Ang on IM on Google chat

Find Ang on…
Steam: Iarnvidia (Or Angrboda. She changed her display name and now is not certain which one to search for. She uses the same picture though, so she is easily recognised)
Goodreads: Angrboda
Livejournal: See website.
Dreamwidth: Ask her

Bio last updated February 2014

Location

Denmark

Website

http://angrboda.livejournal.com

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer