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drank Kitchen Sink Green Tea by 52teas
1279 tasting notes

Also from my most recent 52teas order.

This was my freebie surprise pouch from the latest special offer, and the source of some suspicion about the selection of these so-called random surprises. See, when I ordered I considered leaving a note with my order that I’m not a chai fan, don’t like rooibos and haven’t had all that good experiences with peanut butter. Not that it was really my place to request anything at all when the offer said ‘random’ but just in case Frank might pay attention to it.

But then I decided that would be cheating, and if I got something that I didn’t like, I could always find a hapless victim to foist it upon. So I said nothing.

And then I got this. A green tea with fruit in it. As mentioned earlier, something I’ve had some really good experiences with from 52teas as well as fruit flavoured whites. Who doesn’t remember the white black currant, for example? Or the razzleberry green? (I miss that one) Or the Tropical Explosion white!

Frank sent me something I hadn’t tried before but was in the same category as things I’ve consistently liked a lot.

Then I saw LiberTeas had received a supposedly-random picked bonus pouch as well, and AGAIN it was one that had completely missed all her dislikes and was one she had planned on trying at some point later on.

Coincidence? I think not. I think Frank has been paying attention to our likes and dislikes where he could, and done his homework before selecting these random ones. (And he can protest all he likes, I won’t believe him) It makes me feel all special and listened to. :)

When this one was first introduced, I was a little scared of it. The sheer amount of ingredients! But it’s here now and I discovered in myself a genuine curiosity about trying it. Funny how sometimes you don’t know these things until you’ve got it in your hands.

The aroma of the dry leaves actually reminded me a lot of the Tropical Explosion. That was a good sign! It’s very very fruity but still sencha coming through loud and clear. Very nice!

I took too long to write the theory up there and I also got distracted by other stuff, so the cups gone luke-warm. Hrm. No comments on the steeped aroma then. The flavour may have gone a bit off too, not being warm anymore, but it’s definitely green tea with fruit. I can’t pick out any particular fruits, but it’s definitely fruit-y.

I like it. Good choice, Frank. Even if it was COMPLETELY RANDOM! (As if! ;) )

52teas

I have no idea what you are talking about.

whistles

Angrboda

Riiiiiiiiiight!

LiberTEAS

This is just another reason why 52Teas is one of my favorite companies. I like that kind of service. Frank rocks!

Angrboda

Exactly! Just another x in the Customer Service Book of Cool.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Angrboda I want that book then it would be easier to choose which companies to buy from. LOL :-)

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52teas

I have no idea what you are talking about.

whistles

Angrboda

Riiiiiiiiiight!

LiberTEAS

This is just another reason why 52Teas is one of my favorite companies. I like that kind of service. Frank rocks!

Angrboda

Exactly! Just another x in the Customer Service Book of Cool.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Angrboda I want that book then it would be easier to choose which companies to buy from. LOL :-)

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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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