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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
1315 tasting notes

I thought I would love this one!! cinnamon and black tea, that sparkles! (and not like a cheesy vamp. ha!)
Well, there must be some floral element in here that my allergy sensors dislike so it made me quite nauseous. The website states the ingredients as"Chinese black tea, sugar crystals, gold nonpareils, cinnamon, orange peel, cloves, and flavouring". I’m betting it’s that last, mysteriously nondescript item that set everything off. No way to know for sure… I wish I’d taken it without milk so I could have gotten a better sense of which part was bothering my ick threshold.
Well, I won’t be doing that again… too bad, if it weren’t for the queasiness this one would have had a chance at my perm collection

MaddHatter

When I had it, as a take away, I just assumed it was over steeped or the water tap they used was too hot for this tea… Maybe there is more to my uncertianty with this tea?

Indigobloom

perhaps! I find trying it at home it can make all the difference… but then, I don’t want to take the risk of spending that money. Quandaries of the budget conscious :)

MaddHatter

No kidding! I have this one on my list to purchase between my brithday and Christmas. I know I have already reserved $100 of my Winter Bonus to DAVIDs… Sad? maybe… lol

Indigobloom

ahh don’t worry, I’m likely to spend just as much there, and more at other places to. This addiction is such a drain

MaddHatter

but SO deliscious! ;o)

Indigobloom

oh yesssss delicious and cheap when you consider other drinks like coffee! (well, when made at home anyhow!)

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MaddHatter

When I had it, as a take away, I just assumed it was over steeped or the water tap they used was too hot for this tea… Maybe there is more to my uncertianty with this tea?

Indigobloom

perhaps! I find trying it at home it can make all the difference… but then, I don’t want to take the risk of spending that money. Quandaries of the budget conscious :)

MaddHatter

No kidding! I have this one on my list to purchase between my brithday and Christmas. I know I have already reserved $100 of my Winter Bonus to DAVIDs… Sad? maybe… lol

Indigobloom

ahh don’t worry, I’m likely to spend just as much there, and more at other places to. This addiction is such a drain

MaddHatter

but SO deliscious! ;o)

Indigobloom

oh yesssss delicious and cheap when you consider other drinks like coffee! (well, when made at home anyhow!)

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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