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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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I recieved this tea in a batch of samples. The sample bag just said it was called “Glitter & Gold” and that it was a black tea. I had no clue what to expect from it, but went ahead and brewed it. There is definately a cinnamon scent, though not overpowering. You can also smell a bit of the earthy black tea base. The gold sugar balls flake off and create the shimmering effects this tea boasts. It is quite beautiful to look at.
Now for the taste:
Cinnamon, though as I said, not overpowering. There also seems to be a hint of vinilla in there, creating a smoothness. There is orange peel listed in the ingredients, but I didn’t pick much up, that I can recall. It does taste a bit sweet (though not overtly so) and this is to be expected as the tea contains sugar. The black tea base isn’t too strong, which I like. I’m not a huge fan of black tea because it can have the tendency to be very strong and astringent tasting. This tea, at least the way I brewed it, was very mellow and pleasent. Perfect for the holiday season and the cold weather!
Needless to say, I went ahead and purchased some. It’s pretty darn delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Started brewing loose leaf tea about two years ago, so I’m still relatively new to the scene. Excited to share my experiences and learn more from everyone on here!

I’ve found I Prefer:

Oolong Teas
White Teas
Smooth Black Teas
Flavored White Teas
Flavored Black Teas (depending on the base tea)
Flavored Oolong Teas
Pu-erh’s
Certain Herbals/Tisanes

I’ve found I Dislike:

Bitterness/Astringent Teas
Strong Floral Teas
Fruit Tisanes (at least hot)

Green Teas, Matcha, and Rooibos teas tend to be hit or miss with me. I guess it depends on the tea and my mood that day.

That being said, I’ll give anything a shot!

When I’m not brewing/sipping tea, I’m usually reading, listening to music, studying for classes, or in the summer, kayaking/camping/hiking! I also enjoy a good movie now and then. I’ve got quite the collection going. It almost rivals my tea collection! ;)

I’m currently searching for a nice, “non-grassy” tasting green tea that works well cold brewed. If you think you’ve found it, just send me the name/company and I’ll check it out.

Happy steeping!

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Albany, NY

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