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drank Vanilla Tea by Upton Tea Imports
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Sample six! Only one more to go and I’ll have made my goal. Sort of. It was supposed to be one daily, but that didn’t work out much.

I have enjoyed this one, and shall enjoy the rest of it in bed with some classic british comedy on dvd, and possibly a little WordFeuding on the side.

ScottTeaMan

How was the balance betwen the flavoring and tea? It wasn’t too artificial tasting was it? Hey! I love British comedies. :)) What do you like to, and what were you watching?

Angrboda

I was watching Dad’s Army. I got the boxset for Christmas from the boyfriend. :) Other favourites include As Time Goes By, Allo Allo, Keeping Up Apperances and My Family. Just off the top of my head. DA and ATGB are the only ones I own myself, though. All this more modern stuff like The Office and what have you, it’s not really for me. OH! And Red Dwarf, how could I forget? Bad Ang! Bad! And also QI, although that’s a quiz show, not a comedy series.

As for the tea, I thought this was rather pleasant. I have a far more elaborate post about it here http://steepster.com/Angrboda/posts/89415 and the cliffnotes of that is something along the lines of intense vanilla on the aroma, rather more subtle on the flavour, and that’s how I prefer it. It didn’t strike me as particularly synthetic tasting.

LadyLondonderry

Re-watching episodes of As Time Goes By and Keeping Up Appearances is one of my favorite weekend rituals. (One of the local public TV stations shows them every Friday night.)

Angrboda

ATGB is definitely my favourite. :D “Oh Mum!” “Don’t you oh Mum at me!”

ScottTeaMan

ATGB is my favorite . I just ve seen is Last of the Summer Wine. I chuckle just thinking about it.! :))

ScottTeaMan

OK last post got mixed up—-ATGB=Fav, Keeping Up Appearances=very funny, & LOTSW=funniest—I chuckle…….

Angrboda

I’m familiar with Summer Wine, but I’ve only seen a smattering of episodes when I’ve been fortunate enough to have BBC Entertainment and they’ve shown some. Some years ago I had BBC Prime as a regular channel, but due the whole channel voting system in the antenna club thingie where I lived, I lost it. I tried my damndest to get it voted back in but without much success. There was one channel, though, where they would show different things for two months at the time so people could try out other channels and I used to keep an eye on it in case BBC Entertainment (name change) came on. Where I live now, it’s right out, because I’d have to buy it as an extra channel from the local antenna club and we don’t watch enough actual tv that I think it’s worth it. Dvd and blu-ray then.
Anyway, I’ve seen a bit of Summer Wine, but not enough that I managed to work out who all the characters were. I thought it was funny though.

LadyLondonderry

My channel also recently added The Vicar of Dibley to the lineup, and I’m enjoying that too.

Angrboda

I don’t think I’ve ever seen more than one or two episodes of The Vicar of Dibley. There was one where she got drunk and one with a chocolate fountain, that’s all I can remember. I liked Dawn French in it, but it wasn’t enough for me to really form an opinion on whether or not I liked the show. I’d like to explore it further though.

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ScottTeaMan

How was the balance betwen the flavoring and tea? It wasn’t too artificial tasting was it? Hey! I love British comedies. :)) What do you like to, and what were you watching?

Angrboda

I was watching Dad’s Army. I got the boxset for Christmas from the boyfriend. :) Other favourites include As Time Goes By, Allo Allo, Keeping Up Apperances and My Family. Just off the top of my head. DA and ATGB are the only ones I own myself, though. All this more modern stuff like The Office and what have you, it’s not really for me. OH! And Red Dwarf, how could I forget? Bad Ang! Bad! And also QI, although that’s a quiz show, not a comedy series.

As for the tea, I thought this was rather pleasant. I have a far more elaborate post about it here http://steepster.com/Angrboda/posts/89415 and the cliffnotes of that is something along the lines of intense vanilla on the aroma, rather more subtle on the flavour, and that’s how I prefer it. It didn’t strike me as particularly synthetic tasting.

LadyLondonderry

Re-watching episodes of As Time Goes By and Keeping Up Appearances is one of my favorite weekend rituals. (One of the local public TV stations shows them every Friday night.)

Angrboda

ATGB is definitely my favourite. :D “Oh Mum!” “Don’t you oh Mum at me!”

ScottTeaMan

ATGB is my favorite . I just ve seen is Last of the Summer Wine. I chuckle just thinking about it.! :))

ScottTeaMan

OK last post got mixed up—-ATGB=Fav, Keeping Up Appearances=very funny, & LOTSW=funniest—I chuckle…….

Angrboda

I’m familiar with Summer Wine, but I’ve only seen a smattering of episodes when I’ve been fortunate enough to have BBC Entertainment and they’ve shown some. Some years ago I had BBC Prime as a regular channel, but due the whole channel voting system in the antenna club thingie where I lived, I lost it. I tried my damndest to get it voted back in but without much success. There was one channel, though, where they would show different things for two months at the time so people could try out other channels and I used to keep an eye on it in case BBC Entertainment (name change) came on. Where I live now, it’s right out, because I’d have to buy it as an extra channel from the local antenna club and we don’t watch enough actual tv that I think it’s worth it. Dvd and blu-ray then.
Anyway, I’ve seen a bit of Summer Wine, but not enough that I managed to work out who all the characters were. I thought it was funny though.

LadyLondonderry

My channel also recently added The Vicar of Dibley to the lineup, and I’m enjoying that too.

Angrboda

I don’t think I’ve ever seen more than one or two episodes of The Vicar of Dibley. There was one where she got drunk and one with a chocolate fountain, that’s all I can remember. I liked Dawn French in it, but it wasn’t enough for me to really form an opinion on whether or not I liked the show. I’d like to explore it further though.

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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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