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I’m so behind on my dashboard it’s not even funny. pokes it But I am still here, lurking a bit, and trying to concentrate on paying attention to what I eat so that maybe, just maybe I might be able to fit into that summer dress I bought last year, never got to wear and now a bit tight round the middle.

At least there are no calories in tea. Cheers Steepsterites.

I’m on an orange pu-erh kick these days. It started a few days ago, where I made a cup because I remembered having heard about various slimming qualities and fat reducing qualities and what have you that it supposedly has.

Let’s be honest. I don’t really believe all that stuff. Yes, maybe it does have some small positive effect, but there is no such thing as ‘Miracle Food’. It doesn’t exist. The secret lies in a varied and balanced diet, exercise and overcoming the siren call of fatty treats, hence the calories… So called Miracle Food alone will NEVER do the trick. Ever.

I know tea in general contains a lot of great things, but let’s be honest, if you eat right, you’ll get them anyway.

It was merely a reminder that I had it in the first place, and now I’m drinking it because it tastes absolutely lovely. And that’s the only reason. It’s a relaxing well-tasting thing to drink and I really wish people would stop trying to turn it into a chemistry lesson.

Okay, rant over. You can go back to your cups now.

Ewa

But but but…what about GOJI BERRIES!

Angrboda

Last year people around here were all “Blueberries this, blueberries that!” and it was like the best thing EVER since fire and it could cure cancer, plague and the common cold.

Until somebody went, “oh wait… this is the wrong variety of blueberries…” headdesk

Rijje

LOL I was actually considering on commenting this note with the blueberrie thing. Was it only 3 % of the GREAT and AWESOME vitamins and minerals and antioxidants people where able to consume?

Tea is the new trend I heard :P

wombatgirl

I got this SpecialTeas orange puerh which almost made my husband gag – be careful of your blend on this. ;)

Angrboda

Rijje, I think it was something like that. It was hilarious. But I’m glad it happened, because then the rest of us could eat blueberries because they taste nice without looking like we were jumping on the latest fad.

Wombatgirl, I take it he’s not a pu-erh man. :) I’ve introduced Lexitus to plain pu-erh once or twice and he liked it, but it doesn’t seem like it really caught his interest as much as dark type oolongs did (AKA Artistic Leaves).

__Morgana__

My theory is that tea has, as you said, no calories, and also high water volume and high oral fixation alleviation potential, so you feel fuller and don’t feel the need to put other things in your mouth while drinking lots of tea. And the caffeine helps a little, too.

Auggy

And sometimes it taste like cookies!

Angrboda

Morgana, I think you’re on to something there. It’s a bit like how, if I’m really really craving something or if I’m in one of those phases where I comfort eat and find myself constantly in front of the fridge, taking some chewing gum will help calm me down a little.

Auggy, yes! And sweets! A certain caramel black comes to mind… I’m depending on it not shooting the 0 kcal out of the water with the flavouring. ;) If I am, please DON’T tell me.

wombatgirl

no, he’s really not a puerh man – but even I thought the blend was a little …funky…

Angrboda

Funny. I think the two flavours really suit each other. It just shows how different we all are in what we like best.

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Ewa

But but but…what about GOJI BERRIES!

Angrboda

Last year people around here were all “Blueberries this, blueberries that!” and it was like the best thing EVER since fire and it could cure cancer, plague and the common cold.

Until somebody went, “oh wait… this is the wrong variety of blueberries…” headdesk

Rijje

LOL I was actually considering on commenting this note with the blueberrie thing. Was it only 3 % of the GREAT and AWESOME vitamins and minerals and antioxidants people where able to consume?

Tea is the new trend I heard :P

wombatgirl

I got this SpecialTeas orange puerh which almost made my husband gag – be careful of your blend on this. ;)

Angrboda

Rijje, I think it was something like that. It was hilarious. But I’m glad it happened, because then the rest of us could eat blueberries because they taste nice without looking like we were jumping on the latest fad.

Wombatgirl, I take it he’s not a pu-erh man. :) I’ve introduced Lexitus to plain pu-erh once or twice and he liked it, but it doesn’t seem like it really caught his interest as much as dark type oolongs did (AKA Artistic Leaves).

__Morgana__

My theory is that tea has, as you said, no calories, and also high water volume and high oral fixation alleviation potential, so you feel fuller and don’t feel the need to put other things in your mouth while drinking lots of tea. And the caffeine helps a little, too.

Auggy

And sometimes it taste like cookies!

Angrboda

Morgana, I think you’re on to something there. It’s a bit like how, if I’m really really craving something or if I’m in one of those phases where I comfort eat and find myself constantly in front of the fridge, taking some chewing gum will help calm me down a little.

Auggy, yes! And sweets! A certain caramel black comes to mind… I’m depending on it not shooting the 0 kcal out of the water with the flavouring. ;) If I am, please DON’T tell me.

wombatgirl

no, he’s really not a puerh man – but even I thought the blend was a little …funky…

Angrboda

Funny. I think the two flavours really suit each other. It just shows how different we all are in what we like best.

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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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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

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Website

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