drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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A sample from Shmiracles!

This is a tea I’ve wanted to try for ages, which is probably the main reason I’ve held on to my sample for so long. The scent reminds me of Della Terra’s Fireside Spice, only far, far creamier. I love the swirls of gold sparkle that spin through the cup, too. It’s such a festive and cosy-looking cup. Which is why I’m drinking it on a beautiful warm spring day, while listening to the Eagles. Obvious, really.

I could have done better with seasonal ambience, but I’m really enjoying this one. It’s actually a bit of a relief, because I’d built it up to be something really amazing in my head, and I didn’t want it to be a let down. It tastes primarily of cinnamon, and while it’s pleasantly sweet it’s not overdone. What I love most is the thick creaminess this somehow has. It’s gorgeous, like drinking a cup of some rich, spiced dessert.

Thank you so much to shmiracles for sharing a sample of this with me!

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

so glad to hear that you liked this tea!
and hell, spring weather & Eagles always go together. and can only be enhanced when accompanied by tea. :)

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so glad to hear that you liked this tea!
and hell, spring weather & Eagles always go together. and can only be enhanced when accompanied by tea. :)

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, 28, and I live in Norfolk in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’m also beginning to explore pu’erh, both ripened and raw. That’s my latest challenge!

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

In addition to Steepster, I also write for the SororiTea Sisters. My reviews there will typically be posted here also, although typically in a shorter format. Any teas I’m sent specifically for review will only appear in full on the SororiTea Sisters website, with only a short introduction and link to my review here.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.


Norfolk, UK

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