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The Glow was another tea forced upon me by a friend.

Bias – I would never of my own accord by a tea described as a “floral elixer”. Blech.

First impressions – well, I see rose petals in the mix. Not a good start… And yet, it doesn’t smell all too floral. The cinnamon definitely comes through, and the rest kind of blends together as its supporting cast. So far, so good. Steeped, the smell is kicked up a notch to cinammon-scented flowers. eehhhh. I don’t like it. And yet… I like it. It smells inviting and warming and comforting. If odd and slightly agressive.

Flavour – huh, that’s not what I expected. It’s not that disgusting. Second cup: Hmm, that’s actually quite enjoyable. 15 cups later: Wonderful. Light and mellow, wonderfully calming, and all the flavors blend together instead of fighting for supremacy. Very nice!

Loveability – OK, I’ll admit it. I love a “floral elixer”. Especially before bed or when I need to unwind after a crappy day. This tea wins the award for Most Surprising Outcome. Oh, and I love the fact that you cannot ruin this tea no matter how you steep it. It’s fuss-free! A definate buy.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Age 2 – Stealing sips of orange pekoe from my Grandpa’s cup.

Age 4 – Being spoiled by my Nanny with my own cups of tea.

Age 13 – A mug of camomile from my mother to accompany a good book.

Age 17 – Strong black tea with milk and too much sugar to wake me up for school.

Age 18 – A tea (or five) a day keeps the doctor away.

Age 19 – Exploration and experimentation. With loose leaf teas at “Un amour des thés” in Montréal.

Age 22 – I embrace DavidsTeas with open arms.

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