This is the first tea I’ve ever just wanted to LOOK at. The glitter is quite pretty in the light — I was jokingly calling it the Twilight vampire of teas.
The taste reminds me of Bigelow’s Constant Comment with the combination of orange peel, cinnamon, and cloves. However, the vanilla adds a different touch. The vanilla actually comes through much clearer than the orange, though. I’d like more of a balance between the two. That being said, the amount of sweetness added through the sugar balls and crystals is perfect.
Perhaps it’s just my love of constant comment, but I can’t say that this tea is my favourite without improving on the taste I already love. However, it’s a very nice take on a simmilar flavour pallette. I would love to have a cup of this while having an orange cake — I think that would be the perfect compliment, and add more of the orange flavour that I crave to taste more clearly in the tea.
I steeped two and a bit teaspoons in my two-cupper. First cup at five minutes — clear was very pretty. Second cup — some time later, with milk. I actually preferred it with milk — it added another nice layer that matched with the vanilla, and didn’t seem too bitter. However, it wasn’t anywhere near as pretty as it was clear. I guess you can’t have everything…..