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drank Green Cactus by Den Lille Tebutik
1258 tasting notes

Backlogging. I’ve had this one for a long time, it’s one of the teas that have been forgotten during a long period of time where greens didn’t really interest me much. It’s one of those green ones that get an almost neon-like colour and you wonder if there might have radio-active waste involved in making it. It’s really old though, and the flavour has faded rather a lot, especially the cactus flavour.

But it was awesome when it was fresh.

Jillian

So…. what does cactus taste like???

Angrboda

It sweet and fruity. To be honest it reminds me a bit of Dr Pepper, which in my head is a really weird comparison, but it’s the one that springs to mind. :)
I imagine they probably use prickly pear for it and call it ‘cactus’ because most danes might not know what a prickly pear was.
(On the other hand, I had a prickly pear a while ago and didn’t really like it at all. I didn’t think this tasted like one at all, so I don’t know. Maybe they use something else)

Carolyn

I used to eat prickly pear cactus fruits from our front garden and they always tasted like fruit punch to me. It seems odd to me that they’d combine prickly pear with a green tea since prickly pears are magenta and stain everything they come near.

Angrboda

It’s probably just artificial flavouring or essense or some such. But then again I don’t know if it’s actually that fruit. It’s just a guess. Might also be this dragon fruit things or whatever they were called that I saw on Wiki. I’ve seen those in my local supermarket. I’ll have to try and get one and see if that’s the right flavour. :)

Luthien

Interesting. I had a Green Cactus tea from Tea Leaves a while back that I found really disappointing and lacking in flavour. Sounds like I should go to Denmark for good cactus tea! g

Angrboda

I’ve only ever seen this one before ever, and in the meantime the shop where I bought it has passed on to new owners (Nooooo! I liked the woman who had it before! She recognised me and we could nerd a little over my purchase and she knew I knew what I wanted) so I don’t even know if they’ve got it anymore. I’m kind of in stingy-mode this month so however much I want to go shopping, it would be a bad idea. I’ll try to remember to have a look next time I go.

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Jillian

So…. what does cactus taste like???

Angrboda

It sweet and fruity. To be honest it reminds me a bit of Dr Pepper, which in my head is a really weird comparison, but it’s the one that springs to mind. :)
I imagine they probably use prickly pear for it and call it ‘cactus’ because most danes might not know what a prickly pear was.
(On the other hand, I had a prickly pear a while ago and didn’t really like it at all. I didn’t think this tasted like one at all, so I don’t know. Maybe they use something else)

Carolyn

I used to eat prickly pear cactus fruits from our front garden and they always tasted like fruit punch to me. It seems odd to me that they’d combine prickly pear with a green tea since prickly pears are magenta and stain everything they come near.

Angrboda

It’s probably just artificial flavouring or essense or some such. But then again I don’t know if it’s actually that fruit. It’s just a guess. Might also be this dragon fruit things or whatever they were called that I saw on Wiki. I’ve seen those in my local supermarket. I’ll have to try and get one and see if that’s the right flavour. :)

Luthien

Interesting. I had a Green Cactus tea from Tea Leaves a while back that I found really disappointing and lacking in flavour. Sounds like I should go to Denmark for good cactus tea! g

Angrboda

I’ve only ever seen this one before ever, and in the meantime the shop where I bought it has passed on to new owners (Nooooo! I liked the woman who had it before! She recognised me and we could nerd a little over my purchase and she knew I knew what I wanted) so I don’t even know if they’ve got it anymore. I’m kind of in stingy-mode this month so however much I want to go shopping, it would be a bad idea. I’ll try to remember to have a look next time I go.

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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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