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drank Lapsang Souchong by A C Perch's
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Pamela Dax Dean sent me a box of tea. A massive box of tea. And when I say ‘massive’ I mean ‘enourmous’! Like… HUGE!

In other words, I had 68 items in my Steepster cupboard. When I’m done adding all this stuff, I expect it’s probably doubled. Or nearly so anyway. I don’t think my Bits’n’Bops Basket is big enough anymore, it was fairly full as it was.

So, I’m adding stuff now. Given all this new stuff, I probably ought to have made some of it, but I really need something familiar and fortifying while sorting.

Disclaimer At this point let me just say that I officially give up trying to keep track of who sent me what. I know I still have stuff that Jillian and Wombatgirl specifically sent me and some stuff from some of you others as well, but I don’t have the brain capacity to keep track of where this much stuff came from. Forgive me.

Right. Back to work…

EDIT This is NOT the TTB.
And that was 57 new items.

Uniquity

Is that the return of the TTB? Do you get to keep whatever if left?? That would be amazing…

Angrboda

No, it’s a separate box, although some of it came from the TTB. This is a bit complicated. The real TTB is on its way to the last person on the list before returning to me, and Pamela divided some of into equal shares and sent directly so me in order to keep the TTB weight at 4lb. When the TTB comes, then yes, I can keep it since I started it in the first place. It may seem a little unfair that I get to keep all that stuff, but I DID tell participants to try and keep the weight of the box constant and it started at a little over 1lb. I even made it one of the rules, wrote it in all caps and repeated reminders of it a bajillion times. Nobody paid attention though, and it grew out of control. I knew that would happen, so it’s a little annoying that people chose to collectively ignore me on that point. So yeah, I’m keeping it even though I did have some ideas for a fun way to tie the round off. Their loss. :)

Uniquity

I’ve read some of the back history of the TTB…you definitely pointed out the weight limits! I think it’s marvellous that as the originator it goes back to you. I’m bad enough for having more teas than I could try, the TTB would just send me in a frenzy. I suppose I could quit my job to drink tea fulltime : ) Enjoy!

Pamela Dean

Angrboda, I sent you many samples in addition to the half-portions from the ttb because I appreciate your tasting notes so much and to show my appreciation for your starting the ttb and shepherding it through so many months of travel. And I’ll say it again … thank you, Ang!

Angrboda

When I saw the box I didn’t think much of it, really. I’ve recycled whatever boxes I’ve had on hand myself, so I figured you’d just put some sort of padding in. When I opened it my thought was something along the lines of “halp…!” It took the entire evening to sort through everything, find them on Steepster and add the lot that I couldn’t find. Now I don’t know where to start :)
Do forgive me for not offering direct credit for the ones you’ve send me. I can do it now when I’ve so recently received it, but I’m choosing not to, really, because it’s a question of time before I can’t remember anymore and would start putting the wrong names on stuff. When I have a roomier kitchen, I’ll have to contrive some sort of system that will help me remember that sort of thing.

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Uniquity

Is that the return of the TTB? Do you get to keep whatever if left?? That would be amazing…

Angrboda

No, it’s a separate box, although some of it came from the TTB. This is a bit complicated. The real TTB is on its way to the last person on the list before returning to me, and Pamela divided some of into equal shares and sent directly so me in order to keep the TTB weight at 4lb. When the TTB comes, then yes, I can keep it since I started it in the first place. It may seem a little unfair that I get to keep all that stuff, but I DID tell participants to try and keep the weight of the box constant and it started at a little over 1lb. I even made it one of the rules, wrote it in all caps and repeated reminders of it a bajillion times. Nobody paid attention though, and it grew out of control. I knew that would happen, so it’s a little annoying that people chose to collectively ignore me on that point. So yeah, I’m keeping it even though I did have some ideas for a fun way to tie the round off. Their loss. :)

Uniquity

I’ve read some of the back history of the TTB…you definitely pointed out the weight limits! I think it’s marvellous that as the originator it goes back to you. I’m bad enough for having more teas than I could try, the TTB would just send me in a frenzy. I suppose I could quit my job to drink tea fulltime : ) Enjoy!

Pamela Dean

Angrboda, I sent you many samples in addition to the half-portions from the ttb because I appreciate your tasting notes so much and to show my appreciation for your starting the ttb and shepherding it through so many months of travel. And I’ll say it again … thank you, Ang!

Angrboda

When I saw the box I didn’t think much of it, really. I’ve recycled whatever boxes I’ve had on hand myself, so I figured you’d just put some sort of padding in. When I opened it my thought was something along the lines of “halp…!” It took the entire evening to sort through everything, find them on Steepster and add the lot that I couldn’t find. Now I don’t know where to start :)
Do forgive me for not offering direct credit for the ones you’ve send me. I can do it now when I’ve so recently received it, but I’m choosing not to, really, because it’s a question of time before I can’t remember anymore and would start putting the wrong names on stuff. When I have a roomier kitchen, I’ll have to contrive some sort of system that will help me remember that sort of thing.

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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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