I’m working my way through all the stuff that Ricky sent me. I was pretty excited for this one because I love apple pie.
This actually smelled like apple pie. I could smell cinnamon and other spices, as well as a pastry crust. I’m not entirely sure what vanilla ice cream smells like, but I could smell something in the tea that smelled like what I think it smells like. [Wow, talk about a run-on sentence. I hope you could follow that.]
I took this with some milk and sugar, but not too much of either. I tasted a lot of cinnamon and some buttery pastry crust. I got some vanilla on the back end, but not a ton of apple. I would have liked a lot more apple, because otherwise it could just taste like any kind of pie (in liquid form). This wasn’t a decadent tea, but I wanted it to be. It’s supposed to be modeled after a dessert, after all. The whole thing was sort of watered down, but still delicious.
What concerns me was the killer stomach ache I got right after drinking this. I half expected an alien to come bursting out of the center of my stomach, reaching out towards the ceiling in an effort to escape. My professor actually asked me if I needed to be excused since I was sweating and gasping and grabbing at my stomach [to stop the alien?]. Now, I understand that there could be many causes for this stomach ache. It could have been the mayo I had on my Subway sandwich for lunch, it could have been the Malted ChocoMate I had in the morning (although I sincerely hope not!), I could even just have a stomach bug. So this stomach ache is not going to detract from my rating; this was still a nice tea.
Again, I’d like to thank Ricky. I hope he’s enjoying the teas I sent him as much as I’m enjoying the ones that I have received!