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drank Razzleberry Green by 52teas
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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Some of you may recall the fantasticawesome Tan Yang Te Ji from TeaSpring which has sadly gone out of their selection. I have never got over the sorrow of not being able to get more of it again ever. They have a fancier leaf grade, but I will NEVER be desperate enough to pay over $17 for 50g. Ever. So that was out of reach. I put it on my shopping list because a girl can dream, but I was never going to buy it.

With the power of Google Fu, I have discovered, I think, another place (http://www.teainchina.biz) where I can get it! At under $8 per 50g. And, it seems very reasonable shipping to Denmark. AND THERE WAS MUCH REJOICING!

Watch me place an order of at least 200g when I come home from my holiday in August.

Therefore, celebration tea is called for. My eye fell on this lovely berry-flavoured green, which, less fortunately, must now be decupboarded.

Very fresh and berry-y today, with a more heavy buttery base underneath, which comes out on the swallow. That’s how I like it best.

I like that the berries are there and I don’t have to search for them, but they’re not in-your-face either. They’re even present in the aftertaste, which is rather awesome, I think.

The base green is a wee bit heavy on the butter-y-ness in the aftertaste, but it’s got a really nice freshness just at first, so everything is balanced out.

All in all, a suitable celebration tea.

(Oh, and also, allow me to brag. I’m about 1.5kg smaller than I was 10 days ago. Another reason for celebration.)

Auggy

Oooh, can’t wait to see how that one rates – if it is as good as the TYTJ, looks like I might have to see what shipping is to the states! :) And congrats on the loss!

Angrboda

The descriptions of them seemed very similar. I haven’t actually compared them properly, but it did rather suggest to me that it might be the same one. Not the same year though.

sophistre

Wooo! So much good news.

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Auggy

Oooh, can’t wait to see how that one rates – if it is as good as the TYTJ, looks like I might have to see what shipping is to the states! :) And congrats on the loss!

Angrboda

The descriptions of them seemed very similar. I haven’t actually compared them properly, but it did rather suggest to me that it might be the same one. Not the same year though.

sophistre

Wooo! So much good news.

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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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