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drank Rooibos Kalahari by Luka Te m.m.
1192 tasting notes

O Hai there Steepsterites. I’ve been neglecting you a bit lately. I’ve been keeping an eye on the boards but that’s about it. I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month and there are a number of other things keeping me occupied. We had our first wedding anniversary this past weekend for example. Went out to dinner at one of the restaurants where we also had some of our wedding last year and saw the Tall Ships Races ships as they were in town. Very interesting for a day out if you get the chance for that sort of thing. The restaurant was the place where we were also given a painting by the owner, so we had brought copy of a photograph taken there with him, us and the painting to give to him. Unfortunately he had passed away earlier this year from cancer, but we gave it to his daughter. She said that he would have been very happy with the photograph and pleased to hear that we’ve hung the painting in our lounge. So that was a kind of bittersweet ending to our anniversary.

Husband loves this one so when I ordered some more of it, he all but demanded that I get two pouches. This place sells in 100 g bags ONLY when it’s online and I’m not sure he really had any idea of how much that is before he saw me tinning 200 g of the stuff and commented that perhaps we should just buy it by the bucket. However, it has turned into a favourite of his (likely because of the lemon grass. Husband is a lemon fiend.) so not stocking up was not an option.

This is the shop that I used to live close to so I’ve never ordered online from them before. Looking at the selection, though, I’ve come to suspect that they might have the same supplier as Fru P, so I’m not really missing out on anything by having moved away. I did consider getting some of Luka’s vanilla to compare with Fru P, but decided against it. I’ll just have to remember to check if Fru P has a rooibos blend similar to this one, because that would be so much more convenient. (And Fru P is a really nice lady. I’ve been chatting with her when I’ve been in there and she remembers my name. I want to support her business.)

Anyway, at first when Cteresa taught me to like flavoured rooibos blends, I wasn’t super convinced about this one. It’s lemon-y and that really suits the rooibos and makes it not taste like a chewed pencil, but it still struck me as kind of boring.

I’ve come around to it, though, and I can see now that the old batch had been hoarded a little too carefully. This cup is much more lemon-y and fun to drink.

So there you are, Steepsterites. I aten’t ded! But now it’s back to the writing.

ashmanra

Happy Anniversary!

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, Happy Anniversary!

MsWhatsit

Ah, another Granny Weatherwax fan. Glad to hear your doing well and congrats on another anniversary. I haven’t tried a lemony rooibos blend yet, but it sure sounds interesting!

Angrboda

Thank you. :)

MsWhatsit, yes, the witches of Lancre are my favourite Discworld books. :) I like the Ankh-Morpork watch books too, but I prefer the witches. Gytha Ogg is fab! :D

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I wanna know what Camp NaNoWriMo is? I know what NaNoWriMo in October(?) is.

Angrboda

Camp NaNo is more or less the same thing, only in summer and with some small differences. It’s run by the same people for two months in summer/spring, so two sessions. The main difference is that you can get assigned to ‘cabins’ instead of keeping writing buddies, so the social aspect of it is different. You’ve got some six to eight other people to chat with but you do it in a completely closed forum that only your ‘cabin’ can see. A new thing this year was the abillity to decide your own word goal instead of the standard 50K. I did 15K in July camp, for example.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Oh, v cool! I dream of writing a book one day, even if it’s never published, but in the meantime, I enjoy stalking/reading other people’s NaNo progress blogs.

Angrboda

Well, what’s stopping you? Even if you only have time for a little bit here and a few sentences there, that’s still progress. I say, if you have an idea, get started. At least with an outline so you don’t forget what your idea was about. :)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Post school, Angr ! But ty for the encouragement !

No concrete ideas yet, but it’ll be about love and thinking and perception.

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ashmanra

Happy Anniversary!

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, Happy Anniversary!

MsWhatsit

Ah, another Granny Weatherwax fan. Glad to hear your doing well and congrats on another anniversary. I haven’t tried a lemony rooibos blend yet, but it sure sounds interesting!

Angrboda

Thank you. :)

MsWhatsit, yes, the witches of Lancre are my favourite Discworld books. :) I like the Ankh-Morpork watch books too, but I prefer the witches. Gytha Ogg is fab! :D

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I wanna know what Camp NaNoWriMo is? I know what NaNoWriMo in October(?) is.

Angrboda

Camp NaNo is more or less the same thing, only in summer and with some small differences. It’s run by the same people for two months in summer/spring, so two sessions. The main difference is that you can get assigned to ‘cabins’ instead of keeping writing buddies, so the social aspect of it is different. You’ve got some six to eight other people to chat with but you do it in a completely closed forum that only your ‘cabin’ can see. A new thing this year was the abillity to decide your own word goal instead of the standard 50K. I did 15K in July camp, for example.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Oh, v cool! I dream of writing a book one day, even if it’s never published, but in the meantime, I enjoy stalking/reading other people’s NaNo progress blogs.

Angrboda

Well, what’s stopping you? Even if you only have time for a little bit here and a few sentences there, that’s still progress. I say, if you have an idea, get started. At least with an outline so you don’t forget what your idea was about. :)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Post school, Angr ! But ty for the encouragement !

No concrete ideas yet, but it’ll be about love and thinking and perception.

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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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