Thank you Kittenna for the tea sample! You definitely didn’t have to share, but I’m very appreciate that you did. Tea friends/tea community is just the best!
So, I had no idea what ‘Olie Bollen’ was before looking it up; but having now done that my understanding is that it’s basically like a Fritter type of situation but with apples and raisins. Loosely, anyway. That’s cool; I’m down for that! It actually sounds pretty nice!
Drinking this tea right now, I’ll just start by saying that it’s absolutely delicious and I love the taste! However, I don’t know that it reminds me much of any kind of donut-y/pastry type of thing at all? Like, it’s a pretty sweet and juice like grape note with that punchy, robust and sweet apple flavouring that is in a lot of AQ2T’s blends. Some of my all time favourite flavours that Lauren uses in her blends are these grape and apple flavourings so having the two combined together is actually sort of a dream come true for me. It’s a really great rich, sweet fruity flavour! But it just reminds me too much of grape juice/apple juice to be anything remotely baked or fried in dough. I think to capture that you would need either a butterness or perhaps warming spices? And less of a fresh/sweet grape and apple flavour and something a bit more like a baked apple note?
So, this loses points for me in terms of conveying the inspiration of the tea – but is still an AWESOME, enjoyable cuppa!