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drank Late Summer Blend by A C Perch's
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SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

This morning on my way to work I passed by a building where I saw this in the window

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The sign says that they are opening both a shop and a tea room there in August this year.

YOU GUYS, IT MADE MY DAY!

They’ve had the shop in Copenhagen for over 175 years, of course, and they’ve also managed to get a foot in on the Japanese market as a luxury item so they’ve got a couple of shops there, but this is the first new shop in Denmark, and it’s right near where I live! I’ll be walking right past it every (work) day.

This, ladies and gentlemen, has the potential of becoming very very expensive. (While actually saving money, because I’ll no longer be bound to amounts dividable by 100g and I’ll no longer have to pay the (modest for within Denmark) shipping fee.

I am celebrating this with a cup of the Late Summer blend which contains cranberry and vanilla on a black Chinese base, and which is one of my absolute favourites from ACP.

Can it be August yet? Can it? Can it?

Roughage

Looks like I shall have to get back to Aarhus in August! :)

Fjellrev

Nice! It’s funny because I was considering Aarhus (and Copenhagen too of course) for grad school. Never made it out to Aarhus but that’s AWESOME that they’re expanding like that.

Angrboda

Roughage, I told Husband earlier today, ‘FYI, we are GOING THERE!’ but he had already figured that out. I’ll have to drag my boss in there as well for one of our ‘afternoon meetings’ too, and I suspect she’ll be really easy to drag. :D We’ve been drinking ACP at work for a good while after all.

Incendiare, I know! :D I’ve always thought it was funny how they were establishing themselves so well in Japan and apparently never thought to try it outside of the capital in their own country.

Fjellrev

Yeah, you would think that they would have done it sooner? Interesting how they sooner chose Japan. Reminds me of Andersen bakery.

Angrboda

Incendiare, as I understand it, it was some Japanese celebrity who had been in Copenhagen and had liked the tea and then asked them about establishing there or whether they would allow her to open a franchise or something. Something of that sort. I can’t really remember the full story. They had help anyway. :)

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Roughage

Looks like I shall have to get back to Aarhus in August! :)

Fjellrev

Nice! It’s funny because I was considering Aarhus (and Copenhagen too of course) for grad school. Never made it out to Aarhus but that’s AWESOME that they’re expanding like that.

Angrboda

Roughage, I told Husband earlier today, ‘FYI, we are GOING THERE!’ but he had already figured that out. I’ll have to drag my boss in there as well for one of our ‘afternoon meetings’ too, and I suspect she’ll be really easy to drag. :D We’ve been drinking ACP at work for a good while after all.

Incendiare, I know! :D I’ve always thought it was funny how they were establishing themselves so well in Japan and apparently never thought to try it outside of the capital in their own country.

Fjellrev

Yeah, you would think that they would have done it sooner? Interesting how they sooner chose Japan. Reminds me of Andersen bakery.

Angrboda

Incendiare, as I understand it, it was some Japanese celebrity who had been in Copenhagen and had liked the tea and then asked them about establishing there or whether they would allow her to open a franchise or something. Something of that sort. I can’t really remember the full story. They had help anyway. :)

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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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