drank Rainbow Sherbet by 52teas
1328 tasting notes

So far there hasn’t been any rooibos or anything else that I knew from the outset I wouldn’t care for. The box is far from over, however, so I’m not counting my chickens yet. Merely pointing it out, because when I saw this label and before I read the text on it, I had a bit of a worry. I do remember this one coming out, but I was remembering it as a rooibos or honeybush thing. I’m pleased to find it was not.

The aroma is very orange-y and we have agreed that we can tell where the sherbet is coming from. It sort of smells fizzy, but then the flavour disappoints somewhat because it doesn’t taste fizzy. Admittedly, if it did, it would be weird, but it’s just sort of missing that fizz.

I can taste orange primarily and underneath that, raspberry. It seems like citrus is just a very dominant flavour for me and if something involves citrus, it’s hard for other flavours to live up to that forcefulness.

This blend reminds me to of two things, both of them also from 52teas.

First it reminds me of that Cherry Cola Vanilla thingie that was one of the first blends from 52teas that I tried. I love Cherry Cola, but my problem with that one was, as with this one, the lack of fizz. Try as I might, I couldn’t distract myself away from that.

Secondly, it reminds me of the Strawberry Orange Scone that I had recently, because the experience of the orange is the same as in this one. To me, those two blends are very similar and I’m having an almost identical reaction, although slightly in favour of the Strawberry Orange Scone, because that one isn’t labouring under the lack of fizz.

I like this, but it’s not one I’m disappointed I didn’t have more of.

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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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