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drank Green Summer Tea by A C Perch's
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A C Perch’s recommended this for an iced tea. I’m not normally one for iced tea at all, I prefer to have my tea hot, thank you very much. There’s just something strange about chilled tea that I can’t quite shake, but then Denmark doesn’t really have much of a tradition for the stuff which may account for some of my hesitation. When we say ‘iced tea’ here, more often than not it is in referral to NesTea and similar substances.

Anyway, I was feeling adventurous with this one because it is so very fruity in flavour and otherwise mild in tea flavour, and since it came with recommendation of the attempt and it’s a frightfully hot day and so on and so forth. Insert any further excuses you can think of here.

I’ve had it in the fridge for several hours now and it’s nicely cold and chilly now. I’m getting a lot of green tea which feels sort of borderline bitter and astringent. Not best pleased with that. The fruit is not really putting in a heavy appearance either. The orange is there, just as it was when hot, but the strawberry is not really coming out to play much at all. So it’s a lot like when it’s hot, only it’s chilled.

Funny thing is, I test-tasted a small sip earlier just to see how cold it had got at that point, and that small sip was exquisitely fruity and refreshing. At that point I would estimate it had reached about a little under room temperature. It was cold, but it wasn’t chilled yet. It was a totally different picture then than I’m getting now.

So either it’s a good enough iced tea as long as it doesn’t get too cold, or I was just that hot and thirsty after our afternoon walkies. Take your pick.

It’s okay as an iced tea. I only made one mug because I’m completely pitcher-less, but once I’ve got me a new pitcher, I may indeed make the attempt again, perhaps with a touch of sweetener or an adjustment of leaf usage.

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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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