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Good morning Steepsterites.

Today, I’ve decided, is decupboarding day. Let’s see how many I can get through.

This one is one I got from some kind soul once, the identity of whom I’ve forgotten because I’ve got so much gift tea from so many people lying around and no reliable system for remembering where it all came from. I’ll devise something of the sort, but there are a few things that need to come in order first. It’s all part of getting the tea corner sorted out. The tins are still all kicking around on the table in an only slightly organised pile. Not for lack of trying, though, but by the time we finally picked some shelves for that corner, they were not in stock. (We also bought a shelf for the bathroom but can’t put it up yet because we got a middle bracket instead of two end brackets. Typical!) After the shelves have been sorted out, I have some ideas for a gift remembering system which may or may not work out.

Anyway, the first time I had this it seems I wasn’t really all that impressed. That fits badly with how I ended up drinking quite a lot of it in a short time until the sample was nearly gone. Having waited a good while, I’m polishing it off now. I don’t know, I think it was something to do with how perhaps the flavour itself wasn’t really what I was looking for, but I liked the idea of it so much that I just kept trying.

It’s a pretty good tea to drink, really, just not one that makes you sit down and want to try and pick the flavour profile apart. It works best as a whole without too much thought activity. Probably not super-suitable for a first tea of the day tea either, but I can’t really say as I care. :) I imagine it’s probably a pretty good tea to have while reading a good book. I’ll go test that theory out I think.

(I love wednesdays. Have I mentioned lately that I love wednesdays? I feel for all you poor souls out there that have to be at work today and I’m not jealous at all. Aaaaah wednesday. The Weekend Minor.)

The Seattle Tea Snob

Good morning? au contraire, good evening my dear. Best wishes on the organization system, for the time being I have taken to hiding miscellaneous tins and cakes in my closet, under my bed, and any other spare nook that I can find and pretending they don’t exist. That not only makes my known collection much easier to manage but it makes everyday like a scavenger hunt and I get excited when I find teas I didn’t know existed.

Angrboda

Hey it’s only 8.40 am where I am. :p
Ha, scavenger hunt! :D My boyfriend was complaining about the lack of organisation of the tins and how he couldn’t find any thing. I estimate there must be around forty tins or so, not counting, of course, the sample basket which is off limits for him (gift teas and samples, should be logged so he can have it, but not without me). I think out of those forty, he brought maybe seven or eight into the household when we moved in together. Cue extreme dork reaction on my part. I’ve made him a spreadsheet with tea, brand, type and description of tin. :p

Indigobloom

now that is organized!! love it :P

Uniquity

When I bought new tea shelves I split mine up by type (though my pitiful greens and whites had to share a shelf). I still forget about the ones in the back, but it’s much easier to find things now. I have also taken a page out of your book and have a smaple basket. Two, actually!

QuiltGuppy

I like to mark gift teas by using those self-adhesive address labels. I cut them into thirds and write the name (usually the screen name) of the person who gifted them to me.

QuiltGuppy

Oh, and then I stick them right onto the package of tea. (Forgot that part!) :D

ScottTeaMan

I was actually considering a similar tea list. I have so many teas, including samples, that I forget some of them. I have found teas I ordered years (yes, YEARS) ago!

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The Seattle Tea Snob

Good morning? au contraire, good evening my dear. Best wishes on the organization system, for the time being I have taken to hiding miscellaneous tins and cakes in my closet, under my bed, and any other spare nook that I can find and pretending they don’t exist. That not only makes my known collection much easier to manage but it makes everyday like a scavenger hunt and I get excited when I find teas I didn’t know existed.

Angrboda

Hey it’s only 8.40 am where I am. :p
Ha, scavenger hunt! :D My boyfriend was complaining about the lack of organisation of the tins and how he couldn’t find any thing. I estimate there must be around forty tins or so, not counting, of course, the sample basket which is off limits for him (gift teas and samples, should be logged so he can have it, but not without me). I think out of those forty, he brought maybe seven or eight into the household when we moved in together. Cue extreme dork reaction on my part. I’ve made him a spreadsheet with tea, brand, type and description of tin. :p

Indigobloom

now that is organized!! love it :P

Uniquity

When I bought new tea shelves I split mine up by type (though my pitiful greens and whites had to share a shelf). I still forget about the ones in the back, but it’s much easier to find things now. I have also taken a page out of your book and have a smaple basket. Two, actually!

QuiltGuppy

I like to mark gift teas by using those self-adhesive address labels. I cut them into thirds and write the name (usually the screen name) of the person who gifted them to me.

QuiltGuppy

Oh, and then I stick them right onto the package of tea. (Forgot that part!) :D

ScottTeaMan

I was actually considering a similar tea list. I have so many teas, including samples, that I forget some of them. I have found teas I ordered years (yes, YEARS) ago!

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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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