drank Iced Tea with Lime by Baresso
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First of all, Baresso = more or less danish equivalent of Starbucks.

I’m not really sure what came over me when I ordered this. I actually went in with something else in mind, and then decided I’d rather want something a little more.. refreshing maybe? Generally though, the sign just sort of caught my eye.

Also, I figured it would be faster and I wanted to catch my train.

I’m not actually a very big fan of iced tea. I prefer tea to be warm.

Erm, right. Let’s start with the tea involved here. Outhu Pekoe, which I had seen on their signs for a long time now and wondered if it was some sort of weird way of saying orange pekoe and maybe they thought it sounded more clever or something. As I haven’t previously been particularly interested in their tea selection, I haven’t bothered to check it out before. Turns out Outhu is actually an estate in the Nilgiri region of India. Interesting.

Now, the actual drink I got. They have three different variations of this, all of them based on the Outhu Pekoe and two of them just with added flavour, the third being just plain. Anyway, the added flavour is done with some sort of syrup-y concoction and a slice of lemon.

I probably should have stirred the cup because the syrup-y stuff sank to the bottom and the first third of the cup was more or less just…. lime syrup. Which wasn’t very nice. It completely overpowered everything else and felt like drinking undiluted cordial or something like that.

After that was out of the way the actual tea bit was a pretty tame experience. It didn’t actually have much in the way of flavour. It possibly would in a warm state, but definitely didn’t on ice.

But yeah, it was refreshing. Primarily because it was like drinking ice water with a bit of lemon in it, which is generally a nice alternative to sugar-y drinks.

Points not given based on whether or not it tasted good or bad, but rather based on whether or not I felt like it had anything at all to do with tea. Which I didn’t.

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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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