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drank Razzleberry Green by 52teas
1269 tasting notes

Here’s one I’ve forgotten to post about!

I bought it back around my birthday when I got a free shipping coupon from 52teas. I was already in the initial stages of Cupboard Lockdown at the time, but I thought it would be rude not to take advantage. Or something. Yeah. looks shifty Hands up anybody who believed that statement. Anybody? No? crickets

Okay, so I just really wanted to take advantage of said gift. Besides it gave me an excuse to buy the black currant white and it made me discover the tropical explosion white (!!!).

My favoured flavour when it comes to fruit flavoured teas tend to be berry flavours. Raspberry oolong, black currant white, that sort of thing. So naturally when browsing the selection, this one rather appealed to me. I actually chose the black currant white first, then this and then dithered a bit on the tropical white for a while. That makes it so strange that I fell so utterly for the tropical one and more or less forgot this one.

But here it is! At last! After the longest introduction in the history of the world ever! Anybody still with me here?

There’s an odd sort of aroma to this cup. It’s green, definitely, and with a semi-tart-y note to it, which must be the berries. I can’t pick out either berry individually, but I can sort of recognise it as a combination.

Also there’s a funny almost-note which reminds me quite strongly of chamomile. Odd that… It seems so out of place! And it’s not even really there. I mean when I’m actually smelling the tea, I don’t get the chamomile. But the moment I take the cup away from my nose, there’s a whiff of ‘hey, chamomile!’

It’s really a shame that I’d forgotten this one, because it’s really nice! It has a fresh sort of flavour to it. Green tea often has that not-mint mint-ness on the swallow which gives it a refreshing sort of quality and the berries in this one is adding to the freshness. It’s not at all sour like the smell of the berries and it’s very very summerly.

If you are like me and tend to gravitate towards berries in your flavoured teas, then I would definitely recommend that you tried this one. This is a hit.

Rabs

I loved your entire note — especially your “longest introduction in the history of the world, ever!” :D

Angrboda

Thank you, Rabs. :)

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Rabs

I loved your entire note — especially your “longest introduction in the history of the world, ever!” :D

Angrboda

Thank you, Rabs. :)

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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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Bio last updated February 2014

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