drank Black Currant by A C Perch's
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Oh gosh, I am so knackered it’s not even funny! We were at my parents’ house for the weekend and my mother took us for a walk in Rebild Bakker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebild_National_Park), which, if you can’t be bothered to follow the link, is a very hilly place where the Danish-American Society have their 4th of July celebrations. We followed a few trails, got very lost indeed, and generally spent a whole lot of energy struggling up and down snow-covered hills while trying not to break arms and legs. My thigh muscles had definitely started in on the fatty acids before we came out and back to the car!

Anyway, the point of this is I’m dead on my feet and couldn’t face tackling all the posts you lot made while I was away. Something heartening was very much required, and I found that I automatically reached for the black currant.

Funny that. I’ve had it a few times but only posted about it the first time. I didn’t think then that it would be one that I would keep in stock, and I’m still don’t think it really will be, but for now it’s definitely still enough of a novelty in my collection that it continues to hold my interest.

There were the other berry flavoured ones as well, and this one is making me quite excited to try those.

It’s very sweet tonight, with a fair sized side note of vanilla. I seem to consistently find that vanilla-ish note, and it makes me wonder if the black currant flavouring has been modified a bit so as not to become overly tart. You know, considering the fact that the black currant really is very strongly present, acidic astringency and all.


Enjoyed the fieldtrip update, and I am going to find some black
currant tea, it always sounds so good when it gets reviewed.

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Enjoyed the fieldtrip update, and I am going to find some black
currant tea, it always sounds so good when it gets reviewed.

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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.

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