Glitter & Gold

This is slightly nerve-wracking.  My first tea commentary.  I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing… Well, I don’t. But I decided to start with something I know and love, Glitter & Gold.

The details:

Type: Black

Bought at: David’s Tea

Description: This deep dark tea is like a gorgeous starry night, glimmering with gold and silver sugar crystals that shimmer as they steep.

What I think:

I spent a couple of minutes sniffing this tea as the water was about to boil, simply because it smells so incredibly lovely.  The mix of vanilla and cinnamon makes me wish this was a perfume I could splash on for a night out.  Seriously, to die for. And then once it’s all steeped and done, it’s so pretty I feel bad drinking it!  David’s Tea is right.  It looks like a gorgeous starry night.  Well either that, or a really cool lava lamp.

Okay, but now the important part: taste!  I’ve been taking myself off of sweeteners, slowly but surely. So first, without honey, then with.  Without, it’s a very light tea.  It has sugar crystals and the sweetness is barely there, but lingers on my tongue after I’ve sipped. I really like the taste of cinnamon, but it’s very light with this tea – something that even cinnamon haters might enjoy.  I’ll try tricking my mom into drinking this.  I won’t tell her there’s cinnamon it in (she hates that cinnamon can be overpowering).    Honestly, I like this just fine without honey.  But let’s add a drop for kicks… There’s not much of a difference to be honest. The tea is naturally sweet so it doesn’t really need any honey.  Hooray!

I love this tea.  The combination of glitter, vanilla scent, light cinnamon taste and a touch of sugar do it for me.

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3 thoughts on “Glitter & Gold

  1. Bruno says:

    Great post! 🙂

  2. Jackie says:

    Hi, since we’re a host for tea bloggers, I’m always interested in reading tea blogs…
    I’ve never tried “Glitter & Gold” but I was surprised to read David’s Tea adds sugar crystals. I didn’t know they do that with any of their teas. I’m wary of teas with added sugar, but your review is nice and I’m going to check out what the tea looks like on their site.

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