Glitter and Gold from David’s Tea

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glittergoldTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  David’s Tea

Tea Description:

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?)

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This tea is really fun!  The dry leaf has lots of sparkly appeal – it is sprinkled with bright gold sugar spheres and glittery sugar crystals.   These bits melt when the tea is brewed to sweeten the tea … but what’s even cooler is that the tea SHIMMERS.  If you look at it you can see little twinkling sparkles in the brewed tea!  At first, I didn’t think I’d be too keen on having a tea with a luster like this, but, now that I actually SEE its glistening beauty, I must admit, it’s really cool looking.

And it tastes good too.  This is what I’d call an understated cinnamon tea … with so many cinnamon-orange flavored black teas out there that are really heavily spiced with cinnamon to the point of tasting like liquified red-hots, this tea instead allows for the sweeter, softer side of cinnamon to be experienced.

I like that it is sweet, but not too sweet.  I like that it has a warmly spiced character, but it isn’t bombarding my palate with overwhelmingly strong cinnamon flavors.  I like that I can taste each component to this tea:  I taste the cinnamon, the clove, the vanilla, and the orange … as well as the black tea.  These flavors all come together in a nicely rounded tea.  Very enjoyable, indeed!

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