Glitter and Gold is one of the teas I picked up while in Edmonton at David’s Teas – the smell was sweet and cinnamon-y, but not too sweet or spicy either. I thought it would be a great cold-weather tea.
Glitter & Gold is described by David’s Tea as: “This deep dark Chinese tea is like a gorgeous starry night, glimmering with gold and silver sugar crystals that shimmer as they steep. Take a sip and the slow suggestion of cinnamon will warm your body. Your toes will tingle and your mind will turn to fireworks, falling stars, late-night seduction. It’s basically magic. (Is it getting hot in here, or is it just the tea?)”
I found this tea a bit strange. The gold balls are those cake decorations – which looks neat in the tea, but is really just a strange sugar-thing, and the “glimmering silver sugar crystals” are kind of hard to see, but again; just sugar. I find it odd to base the tea on basically “sugar already added”. The cinnamon scent, while strong enough to be pleasant in the tea before it’s steeped, was a bit too mild for my taste once it was steeped. I couldn’t really taste too much cinnamon in the tea when I was drinking it. I also am not sure how I feel about a tea that already has sugar in it – because often enough I use a sugar substitute in my tea, and I’m sure that others are trying to limit their sugar intake as well.
Although this tea was a lot of fun to look at (and photograph!) I don’t think that I would buy Glitter and Gold again.
However, despite the fact that Glitter & Gold isn’t a favorite for me – Paulina who writes in the Everyday Stuff blog raved about it!
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