90

Second steep of the leaves from last night this morning.

You know, I think I really like the first steep better. It was much more buttery this time around, and rather too much so. Not nearly so far as to be greasy or nauseating, but definitely headed in that general direction. The chameleon colour shifting is gone too.

I will say this about it though, it has a certain snacky quality. For me it works remarkably well as a way to avoid those naughty little snacks during the day. Chocolate, biscuits, popcorn, pudding, whatever. Have a cup of this instead. It doens’t work every time when I’m craving something, but it’s close enough.

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec
Carolyn

How interesting! I use genmaicha the same way. There is a popcorn machine where I work and the genmaicha helps me avoid rushing over greedily when someone is popping corn.

Angrboda

I find it’s good for breakfast too. It has a more filling sort of flavour than most other teas. I’m not one who needs a whole lot of strong flavour in the morning, mostly because when I have teas in the morning it’s most often in a travel mug and they don’t come to their right there. This one works quite well, I think because the flavour is so unique. I’m not very good at remembering to eat breakfast, but it makes me feel like I did.

Carolyn

My breakfast routine is a strong black tea with notes of cocoa (Dawn, Sinharaja, or Bohea Select) with some Silk Creamer, then a run, then mostly greens, whites, or yellows for the rest of the day.

Angrboda

I have some of my huge stash of gunpowder blend at work these days. I tend to go for strong stuff there, probably a subconscious effort to get through the work day.

Keemun

…lovely reading this as right now I am having a big mug of it in front of me.
The popcorn scent tries to play tricks on me and wants to draw me in…it’s like a cute, very young, playfull girl…well, deffinately under 20. Wants to be adored…you know, the kind of shy but in the end rather naughty type…got carried away here…let me take my first sip

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

Carolyn

How interesting! I use genmaicha the same way. There is a popcorn machine where I work and the genmaicha helps me avoid rushing over greedily when someone is popping corn.

Angrboda

I find it’s good for breakfast too. It has a more filling sort of flavour than most other teas. I’m not one who needs a whole lot of strong flavour in the morning, mostly because when I have teas in the morning it’s most often in a travel mug and they don’t come to their right there. This one works quite well, I think because the flavour is so unique. I’m not very good at remembering to eat breakfast, but it makes me feel like I did.

Carolyn

My breakfast routine is a strong black tea with notes of cocoa (Dawn, Sinharaja, or Bohea Select) with some Silk Creamer, then a run, then mostly greens, whites, or yellows for the rest of the day.

Angrboda

I have some of my huge stash of gunpowder blend at work these days. I tend to go for strong stuff there, probably a subconscious effort to get through the work day.

Keemun

…lovely reading this as right now I am having a big mug of it in front of me.
The popcorn scent tries to play tricks on me and wants to draw me in…it’s like a cute, very young, playfull girl…well, deffinately under 20. Wants to be adored…you know, the kind of shy but in the end rather naughty type…got carried away here…let me take my first sip

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