Another AQ2T sample from Kittenna – and definitely the one I was most excited to try!
This tastes really good, the lime is quite clearly defined and has a hint of zestiness to it, but doesn’t read as overly tart or tangy in a way that would throw off the balance of the cup – definitely more like Della Terra’s Lime Chiffon or DT’s Lime Gelato – a creamy lime. Now, it definitely swallows up the pear – so if you were really wanting pear notes I don’t think you’re going to get them. Maybe a bit in the undertones – but it’s such a soft pear that it’s really easy to miss.
The marshmallow creaminess/fluffiness does come through – it’s more delicate and soft. A very whipped/fluffy kind of marshmallow, which totally makes sense because this is a “fluff” tea in the first place. I’m a bit torn – I’d like more richness because I think that marshmallows should have a bit more of a dense sweetness, but at the same time I think that doing that would shatter the light, airiness of the blend and I also really want that quality to: it’s a fine balance. Also, a bit of a hay note intermingled for the tea base – just so that you don’t forget this is a white tea. It’s nice though.
I’m into this one! I think it, mostly, lives up to my excitement for it!