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drank Razzleberry Green by 52teas
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GOOD EVENING STEEPSTER and my Sweet People!

In A Moment Like This I needed a happy tea. Tonight is the night of the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, which is something I try to watch every year. Most years I don’t like most of the songs much, but that doesn’t matter. It’s fun anyway. Even if our song is usually crap. This year we’ve got one of the better songs we’ve had in years, so it’s not bad.

For this purpose I needed the Drip Drop of a happy fun tea. One that could really Shine.

And this is the one. It’s so happy and with a certain Je Ne Sais Quoi. Butterflies and Siren calls and what not. It’s not a Thunder And Lightening tea at all but it’s still not really a tea that’s in any danger of being Lost And Forgotten. At least not in my household it’s not.

Well. Thunder And Lightening. Not normally anyway. Steeping has Run Away from me tonight so it’s a bit overdone. BUT I’m also armed with chocolate and fruit so I’m not completely Playing With Fire here.

With a good tea and a fun European traditional contest, Life Looks Better In Spring and That Sounds Good To Me.

If you want to know more about the Eurovision Song Contest, you can visit the official site here http://www.eurovision.tv/page/home where you can hear all the songs and watch the show live.

Me, I like our song this year which is somewhat unusual (most of the time I’m mildly ashamed of what we send), but I still don’t think we stand much chance of winning. I’m crossing my fingers for Iceland this year, because I think they have an awesome song and the woman singing it is gorgeous, I think.

This is me, Sharing The Moment

ETA: Germany will be hosting next year’s event. Denmark finished fourth, which wasn’t bad. Good night.

Cofftea

My grandpa called raspberry jam razzle-dazzle berry when I was a kid. This tea makes me think of that.

Ewa

Oh Eurovision! You crack me up. I remember being underwhelmed by Poland’s song this year. Have to check out the finalists though.

Angrboda

I haven’t been blogging about it this year. For the last couple of years I’ve had posts with little comments on each song, but I haven’t done that this year for a number of reasons. I can’t even remember Poland’s song. I don’t believe it made it to the finals either.

Rabs

What a fantastic note! All the song titles were wonderfully woven in and enjoyed. :)

Angrboda

It should probably be noted that the songs I used weren’t used for my specific favoritism. They were just the ones I could work with. (And OMG Germany has a great and super-happy song too!)

Angrboda

Edited with results. For the sake of completion and all.

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Cofftea

My grandpa called raspberry jam razzle-dazzle berry when I was a kid. This tea makes me think of that.

Ewa

Oh Eurovision! You crack me up. I remember being underwhelmed by Poland’s song this year. Have to check out the finalists though.

Angrboda

I haven’t been blogging about it this year. For the last couple of years I’ve had posts with little comments on each song, but I haven’t done that this year for a number of reasons. I can’t even remember Poland’s song. I don’t believe it made it to the finals either.

Rabs

What a fantastic note! All the song titles were wonderfully woven in and enjoyed. :)

Angrboda

It should probably be noted that the songs I used weren’t used for my specific favoritism. They were just the ones I could work with. (And OMG Germany has a great and super-happy song too!)

Angrboda

Edited with results. For the sake of completion and all.

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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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