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drank Raspberry Oolong by A C Perch's
1277 tasting notes

It’s been ages since I had some of this, and today it seemed just the thing. I’m glad I picked it. Somehow it gets even yummier when had seldomly rather than when had often.

It got about twice as long a steep as I would have normally done, mostly on a whim. yu76tyggggg oh look, a cat on the keyboard. This is not a tea that I’ve had a lot of bad oversteep experiences with, and I suddenly decided to see if a longer steep (I do short steeps normally) would have any impact on the result considering how much leaf I normally use.

It turned out just as it should. Maybe even with a little more depth to it, but I’m not sure if that’s not just something to do with how I remember it. It is a good while since the last time I had any of it.

I’m on the second steep of it now, same time as the first and my normal second steep time. Less berry, as much oolong. Still very nice indeed.

I think I’ve said it before, but I feel sorry for all you americans who can’t just go and get some of this whenever you like. Not unless you’re willing to pay some probably pretty fierce shipping.

DaisyChubb

It sounds delicious!
I feel sorry for me too, but mostly because I wish I also had a cat on my keyboard

Angrboda

It’s very lovely and it smells like a dream. The tea is nice too. ;)

Jenn

I really do need to order this tea. Everytime you mention it, my mouth waters!

Jessie

My mouth has also watered at your description of this, but you’re quite right about the shipping! $40 US.

Dinosara

Yeah, I looked into shipping from AC Perch’s when I was interested in another tea you had posted before, and it’s deifnitely fierce! Oh well, I suppose it’s payback for all those American tea companies that charge crazy shipping outside the US.

Angrboda

Depending on when you checked, Dinosara, it might be worse now because they use the danish postal service and at some point last year we had the “pleasure” of having our postage rates increased by a whole lot in one go…

And yes, it totally is payback! You with your H&S, Samovar and Lupicia and what have you! HA, says I! HA! HA! HA! :p

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DaisyChubb

It sounds delicious!
I feel sorry for me too, but mostly because I wish I also had a cat on my keyboard

Angrboda

It’s very lovely and it smells like a dream. The tea is nice too. ;)

Jenn

I really do need to order this tea. Everytime you mention it, my mouth waters!

Jessie

My mouth has also watered at your description of this, but you’re quite right about the shipping! $40 US.

Dinosara

Yeah, I looked into shipping from AC Perch’s when I was interested in another tea you had posted before, and it’s deifnitely fierce! Oh well, I suppose it’s payback for all those American tea companies that charge crazy shipping outside the US.

Angrboda

Depending on when you checked, Dinosara, it might be worse now because they use the danish postal service and at some point last year we had the “pleasure” of having our postage rates increased by a whole lot in one go…

And yes, it totally is payback! You with your H&S, Samovar and Lupicia and what have you! HA, says I! HA! HA! HA! :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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