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drank Black Currant Bai Mu Dan by 52teas
1289 tasting notes

This would be the first cup of the return of an old favourite recently returned to my collection backlog.

And actually, slightly unfair to the tea because it’s a really good tea, today it’s just a decoy cup.

See, something interesting happened to me this afternoon, involving me getting proposed to.

If you can guess what I answered, you win a cookie.

(Edit: Oh my goshy-wosh, this is still every bit as excellent as I remembered!)

JacquelineM

I hope I am the first to give you and your husband-to-be (do I win the cookie?! Of course I win the cookie!!!) the very best wishes!!!!

Angrboda

Apart from our parents, yes. :)

Alana237

Congratulations!!! Best wishes!

teawing

Congrats!

LadyLondonderry

Ooh, I’m happy for you!! Best wishes to you and the groom-to-be!

JoonSusanna

Congratulations!!!!

Carolyn

Congratulations!

Stephanie

Congratulations!! :)

Angrboda

Thanks everybody. :D

gmathis

Proposals always make me think of the sage advice my mom gave me when we broke the news to her (and no, I’m not making this up): “Just remember, you’ll be washing this man’s dirty underwear for the rest of your life.”

Here’s to happy boxers, briefs, and other unmentionables. Be blessed!

Angrboda

Ha, actually his underwear goes in the kind of loads that he usually washes. :D I get to wash his handkerchiefs, though…

Cattibrie

Congrats. We want details on how he did it though. You can’t just tell us you were proposed to and not tell us how. LOL

Angrboda

Well, he said, “will you marry me?” and whipped out this ring: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hUyvZSFX3Kt1Pi3cbvN89Tt0rtk7VScRcTAqR2hWR8Q?feat=directlink
I said, “yes.”
And then after a little while he said, “I can’t believe you said yes so quickly! Are you sure you don’t want to think it over?”
So I offered to take it back and think about it if he would like, but he said that was against the rules.
All in all very straightforward without a lot of romantic nonsense and what not involved which is how I prefer it, as all that stuff with hearts and roses and whatnot mostly tend to make me a little uncomfortable.

And also, FYI, that’s just a place holder! If you consequently answer ‘a pony’ to all questions about whether you need something from the supermarket, apparently you get one of those. :p
The real ring will follow. We are going to go look at some next week and then I get to choose my own.

SimplyJenW

Congratulations! I actully love the pony ring. I know you will cherish that one, too, even when it is replaced with a real one.

TeaEqualsBliss

Congrats!!!!

Cattibrie

The pony ring is too cute. Did you ever watch Gilmore Girls? It reminds me of that. One guy proposes to his girlfriend with an Elk’s Lodge ring from the pawn shop and after he gets approval from her mother and asks her again the mother says “Here is your grandmother’s ring. That one you put in drawer so it doesn’t scare the children”.

52teas

Congrats! And I’m glad you’re still enjoying this tea. It’s still one of my personal favorites.

ssajami

Congratulations! The pony ring looks perfect.

DaisyChubb

Oh my gooooosh!
Congrats so much! That pony ring is amazing, what an amazing time for the both of you! Many years of happiness!!

ashmanra

AAWWWW! If he gave you that pony ring, then he is a great guy! Many happy years to you…we are about to celebrate 25!

Tamm

:O Congrats!!! I bet you’re super excited!

QuiltGuppy

Congratulations!!! :D

Angrboda

Thank you again, everybody!

teamax

Congratulations!

Megs

Aw congratulations! Here’s to many many more happy years. :-)

Winter Salo

Congratulations – that’s wonderful news. :)

Indigobloom

Awwww yay! Muchos congrats!!!!

Jason

Congrats! Best wishes for many happy days to come!

Angrboda

Thanks again, everybody. :)

Kashyap

very awesome..my best to your future and your present may one inform the other and both wedded in growing laughter, love, and connection….

CHAroma

Wow, so exciting!!! Best wishes!!!

wombatgirl

I saw this elsewhere and was running out the door so I didn’t get a chance to offer congratualtions. I’m thrilled for you two.

Kittenna

D’awwwww :) Every time I navigate to this page I read your post and feel all mushy because it’s sweet and makes me smile.

Angrboda

Thank you Krystaleyn. :) Little over two months left now. :)

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JacquelineM

I hope I am the first to give you and your husband-to-be (do I win the cookie?! Of course I win the cookie!!!) the very best wishes!!!!

Angrboda

Apart from our parents, yes. :)

Alana237

Congratulations!!! Best wishes!

teawing

Congrats!

LadyLondonderry

Ooh, I’m happy for you!! Best wishes to you and the groom-to-be!

JoonSusanna

Congratulations!!!!

Carolyn

Congratulations!

Stephanie

Congratulations!! :)

Angrboda

Thanks everybody. :D

gmathis

Proposals always make me think of the sage advice my mom gave me when we broke the news to her (and no, I’m not making this up): “Just remember, you’ll be washing this man’s dirty underwear for the rest of your life.”

Here’s to happy boxers, briefs, and other unmentionables. Be blessed!

Angrboda

Ha, actually his underwear goes in the kind of loads that he usually washes. :D I get to wash his handkerchiefs, though…

Cattibrie

Congrats. We want details on how he did it though. You can’t just tell us you were proposed to and not tell us how. LOL

Angrboda

Well, he said, “will you marry me?” and whipped out this ring: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hUyvZSFX3Kt1Pi3cbvN89Tt0rtk7VScRcTAqR2hWR8Q?feat=directlink
I said, “yes.”
And then after a little while he said, “I can’t believe you said yes so quickly! Are you sure you don’t want to think it over?”
So I offered to take it back and think about it if he would like, but he said that was against the rules.
All in all very straightforward without a lot of romantic nonsense and what not involved which is how I prefer it, as all that stuff with hearts and roses and whatnot mostly tend to make me a little uncomfortable.

And also, FYI, that’s just a place holder! If you consequently answer ‘a pony’ to all questions about whether you need something from the supermarket, apparently you get one of those. :p
The real ring will follow. We are going to go look at some next week and then I get to choose my own.

SimplyJenW

Congratulations! I actully love the pony ring. I know you will cherish that one, too, even when it is replaced with a real one.

TeaEqualsBliss

Congrats!!!!

Cattibrie

The pony ring is too cute. Did you ever watch Gilmore Girls? It reminds me of that. One guy proposes to his girlfriend with an Elk’s Lodge ring from the pawn shop and after he gets approval from her mother and asks her again the mother says “Here is your grandmother’s ring. That one you put in drawer so it doesn’t scare the children”.

52teas

Congrats! And I’m glad you’re still enjoying this tea. It’s still one of my personal favorites.

ssajami

Congratulations! The pony ring looks perfect.

DaisyChubb

Oh my gooooosh!
Congrats so much! That pony ring is amazing, what an amazing time for the both of you! Many years of happiness!!

ashmanra

AAWWWW! If he gave you that pony ring, then he is a great guy! Many happy years to you…we are about to celebrate 25!

Tamm

:O Congrats!!! I bet you’re super excited!

QuiltGuppy

Congratulations!!! :D

Angrboda

Thank you again, everybody!

teamax

Congratulations!

Megs

Aw congratulations! Here’s to many many more happy years. :-)

Winter Salo

Congratulations – that’s wonderful news. :)

Indigobloom

Awwww yay! Muchos congrats!!!!

Jason

Congrats! Best wishes for many happy days to come!

Angrboda

Thanks again, everybody. :)

Kashyap

very awesome..my best to your future and your present may one inform the other and both wedded in growing laughter, love, and connection….

CHAroma

Wow, so exciting!!! Best wishes!!!

wombatgirl

I saw this elsewhere and was running out the door so I didn’t get a chance to offer congratualtions. I’m thrilled for you two.

Kittenna

D’awwwww :) Every time I navigate to this page I read your post and feel all mushy because it’s sweet and makes me smile.

Angrboda

Thank you Krystaleyn. :) Little over two months left now. :)

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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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Contact Angrboda by email: [email protected]
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Find Ang on…
Steam: Iarnvidia (Or Angrboda. She changed her display name and now is not certain which one to search for. She uses the same picture though, so she is easily recognised)
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Bio last updated February 2014

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