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December 3rd in my Christmas calendar.

This one made me go ooooh! when I saw what it was. I find the idea of this extremely attractive. I don’t drink a lot of green and even less white, but when I do it’s 99% flavoured stuff, so the base blend here doesn’t put me off at all.

The leaf smells lovely, all rhubarb-y and sweet and exciting. After steeping it smells mostly like rhubarb with only a smidge of vanilla. It gets that funny bubblegum smell. It’s a pink smell and feels rubbery. You’d think this would be a minus, but I think of it kind of like the Assam and cardboard thing, so it’s probably more like something I would find weird if it wasn’t there.

It doesn’t taste like bubblegum, though. Rhubarb is a flavour that goes surprisingly well with tea. I have a rhubarb flavoured black also from Fru P and I’d never seen that before, but I’ve seen it often in green teas. I’m getting a lot of green tea and rhubarb flavour from it, but not so much vanilla. I can only sort of find the vanilla as a side flavour. A hint of it here and there, and I would have liked it to be a lot stronger.

My wish is granted through patience however, because once the cup cools just a little bit more there’s a heavy and thick vanilla-y aftertaste. And this right here at this particular temperature, this is just wonderful!

yyz

sounds really good!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! I like the pink smell and rubbery feel description! People usually think I’m nuts when I I try to convince them on how a certain tea «feels» to me. To a non tea lover, it’s absolute rubbish, but I totally get it :-)
Never came across a vanilla-rhubarb combination, makes sense though, it must mellow down the tartness…sounds like a good mood lifter :-)

Ysaurella

I love rhubarb and vanilla together it reminds me my grandma ! I should try this one

JustJames

i have a rhubarb cream coming from tgteas out of germany….. can’t wait!

Angrboda

yyz, it is. Rhubarb goes surprisingly well with teas. :)

TheTeaFairy, I often feel silly when I write stuff like that. But I can’t describe it any other way, so in the interest of honesty… At least it’s entertaining. :)

Ysaurella, it does for me as well! My paternal gran would serve a fruit porridge of rhubarb and strawberry as a summer dessert. Cold, with some cold milk or cream poured on it.

JustJames, rhubarb and cream would undoubtedly be an excellent combination. See above mentioned dessert. :)

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yyz

sounds really good!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! I like the pink smell and rubbery feel description! People usually think I’m nuts when I I try to convince them on how a certain tea «feels» to me. To a non tea lover, it’s absolute rubbish, but I totally get it :-)
Never came across a vanilla-rhubarb combination, makes sense though, it must mellow down the tartness…sounds like a good mood lifter :-)

Ysaurella

I love rhubarb and vanilla together it reminds me my grandma ! I should try this one

JustJames

i have a rhubarb cream coming from tgteas out of germany….. can’t wait!

Angrboda

yyz, it is. Rhubarb goes surprisingly well with teas. :)

TheTeaFairy, I often feel silly when I write stuff like that. But I can’t describe it any other way, so in the interest of honesty… At least it’s entertaining. :)

Ysaurella, it does for me as well! My paternal gran would serve a fruit porridge of rhubarb and strawberry as a summer dessert. Cold, with some cold milk or cream poured on it.

JustJames, rhubarb and cream would undoubtedly be an excellent combination. See above mentioned dessert. :)

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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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