I brought some sugar with me to work now so I’m giving this one another go. So I’m going to toss in a couple pinches of sugar and see if that makes this happy for me.
Things are pretty much the same as day before yesterday when I had this so I won’t repeat all that. Oddly, though, that spicy smell from yesterday is a little different (maybe because of the sugar?) and makes me crave boiled crawfish. Just thought I’d throw that out there.
The taste is sweet (duh) and light but the fruity isn’t as there any more – covered up by the sugar, I’m thinking. But the big question: does the sugar kill the astringency? Well, yes and no. The astringency isn’t there during the swallow or right after (yay!) but it seems to kind of sneak back up a few seconds after each swallow, coating the back half of my mouth with a tiny bit of bitter almost morning-breath taste/feel (boo!). It’s just barely a hint but I find I’m reacting to it strongly. Most of the time I can take a little bitterness – might even seek it out on the rare occasion. But something about this one just makes me wince a little after each sip. Not happy making.
Leaving the rating where it is. Oh well.