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drank Caramel by Luka Te m.m.
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Good morning, Steeperites. Or… just… morning.

It’s one of THOSE mornings, shaping up to be one of THOSE days due to it already having been one of THOSE nights. Woke up no less than three times and couldn’t remember what day it was, so I had to get up and check. My eyes have been runny all night and now feel full of grit. I don’t know why that happens, it doesn’t appear to have any particular trigger, it just happens every now and then. So I get up this morning and troll about the internet for a bit. Twice, I’ve closed the browser instead of closing a tab. Clearly tea is, at this point badly needed, so I go and put some water on to boil and fill the pot with hot tap water. The hot water here gets ridiculously hot after having run for a bit, making washing up a chore reminiscent of punishment, so I don’t even have to boil twice. I then forgot I had filled the pot with that water and added two spoonfuls of tea leaves to it. I even had a few seconds of trying to remember how come they weren’t falling to the bottom of the pot.

And it’s only 9 o’clock… cue ominous music

I thought black and sweet would be the way to go here, so I made me a pot of this caramelly stuff. I have resisted the temptation (nearly) to eat (too many of) the little caramel squares in the tea, so it shouldn’t be (too badly) out of balance.

Ah, not to sweet and ever so slightly astringent. Possibly dreadfully oversteeped, but it doesn’t seem to be completely ruined. I can feel the day improving already.

Jillian

Are mornings ever good? /purely rhetorical question

I’ve had days like that too when you just want to scream in frustration at the Powers-That-Be, or go back to bed. I hope your’s gets better.

P.S. Your tea sounds delish. _

Angrboda

Yeah, it’s not a very good start so far… At least I don’t have to go to work! O.o

takgoti

I know exactly how you’re feeling. I’ve been sleeping very sporadically, which generally doesn’t happen to me, and today I feel like the walking dead.

Caramel tea sounds verra nice. I think I’m going in for the hard line, though. Time to break out the Yunnan.

gmathis

What’s the quote? This isn’t verbatim, but … “there is no problem so dire that can not be much diminished by a cup of tea.” Hope your outlook improves!

gmathis

Steeperites. I like that. LOVE your way with words!

Angrboda

Gmathis, I’ve nicked it from Takgoti. Shamelessly. :D

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Jillian

Are mornings ever good? /purely rhetorical question

I’ve had days like that too when you just want to scream in frustration at the Powers-That-Be, or go back to bed. I hope your’s gets better.

P.S. Your tea sounds delish. _

Angrboda

Yeah, it’s not a very good start so far… At least I don’t have to go to work! O.o

takgoti

I know exactly how you’re feeling. I’ve been sleeping very sporadically, which generally doesn’t happen to me, and today I feel like the walking dead.

Caramel tea sounds verra nice. I think I’m going in for the hard line, though. Time to break out the Yunnan.

gmathis

What’s the quote? This isn’t verbatim, but … “there is no problem so dire that can not be much diminished by a cup of tea.” Hope your outlook improves!

gmathis

Steeperites. I like that. LOVE your way with words!

Angrboda

Gmathis, I’ve nicked it from Takgoti. Shamelessly. :D

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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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