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drank Keemun Hao Ya A by TeaSpring
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My rolemodel in all things smoky and chinese black Auggy posted about a lovely Keemun this evening. I’m not sure if I’m as big a Keemun fan as she is, as I don’t think I’m as experienced in the field yet, but it is definitely a type I enjoy immensely. Unfortunately the leaves of awesome that she had are not available to me, due to the branch of the company in question available to me never have anything of interest to me.

BUT! I’ve got my TeaSpring Keemun (tin level getting low) which is also very nice indeed and I felt inspired. Last time I had it I accidentally managed to make it double strength, but I’ve avoided that trap this time. No idea how it even happened in the first place. I must have been distracted and added leaves to the pot twice or something.

Tonight it works though. Nicely smoky and little bit rough, but with a lovely sweetness underneath.

Tonight it’s just absolutely wonderfully awesome and I’m cranking the rating up a few points.

ETA: And you won’t believe the idiotic way in which I just spilled a third of the cup. It was on the table, I wanted to put something down on the table behind the cup, missed and end ended up with a cup of tea and hand and Lake Keemun on the table. ARGH!

Auggy

Stop, you’re going to make me blush you big, giant flatterer! :P And boo on Lake Keemun! Did you attempt to clean it through slurping? ’Cause I think I would have! :)

Angrboda

I didn’t, because the current state of my table otherwise is a bit… ;) I’m a messy person. And a lot of it was on the floor too.

Auggy

Okay, I suppose if it got on the floor too, you are forgiven for using traditional cleaning methods. :P

Baybud

lol, We have all done that.

I lost my teapot lid into the cup once whilst i was watching the tv and pouring, felt such a dilly :P

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Auggy

Stop, you’re going to make me blush you big, giant flatterer! :P And boo on Lake Keemun! Did you attempt to clean it through slurping? ’Cause I think I would have! :)

Angrboda

I didn’t, because the current state of my table otherwise is a bit… ;) I’m a messy person. And a lot of it was on the floor too.

Auggy

Okay, I suppose if it got on the floor too, you are forgiven for using traditional cleaning methods. :P

Baybud

lol, We have all done that.

I lost my teapot lid into the cup once whilst i was watching the tv and pouring, felt such a dilly :P

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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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