This one is much better as a hot tea, in my opinion.
It’s still definitely got that sort of ‘raspberry tootsie roll pop’ candy kind of taste to it; very sweet, artificial but pleasant raspberry notes and the taste of whatever the heck tootsie rolls are supposed to taste like? I think chocolate. This actually has no chocolate in it at all; but it just much be the combo of both the almond/coffee that makes me think tootsie roll. Even though it tastes artificial/candy like to me, it’s less chemical-y than the last cup and feels a little more balanced/mellow. That iced tea was just somewhat overwhelming…
A coworker of mine has really taken an interest in AQ2T; whenever I bring a blend in to work she gets REALLY excited/needs to try it. So far she’s made at least two orders with AQ2T that I know of because she’s fallen hard for a couple blends. The first was Mexican Hot Chocolate, and now this one. Her last order she got five bags of it! So, this is definitely speaking to at least someone.
I think, personally, it just falls in the camp of slightly better than neutral.