This was excellent! Thank you very much for the share, Kittenna. I quite enjoy teas like this, which are obvious fandom references but that are a little bit more conceptual; the “Firebolt” aesthetic was really nicely conveyed through the base leaf choice, but since this was not a food/drink inspired reference from the HP series I think Anne had a lot more leeway in terms of what direction she wanted to take with the flavour of the blend…
So, to me I thought that this tasted kind of like a cinnamon custard!? That sort of sweet and spicy cinnamon that you get from Big Red Gum or Cinnamon Hearts, matched with a creamy vanilla/custard essence with hints of burnt sugar. I really, really enjoyed the flavour profile – the brisk malt and cocoa notes from the black tea base weren’t lost either!
Brilliantly crafted – the inspiration was clear, and the chosen flavours seemed very fitting in addition to just being tasty! I’m hoping that, with future ‘themed’ months, we’ll see a lot more of these fandom-y teas, but with broader, conceptual teas instead of majority direct recreations of food/beverage.