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I think this is the second to last tea that scribbles sent me that I saved for the holiday season. It reminds me a bit of Glitter and Gold, which I finished up this morning, so I kind of wish I hadn’t tried them back to back. I did end up enjoying this one a little bit more because it wasn’t nearly as sweet. What surprised me was how weak tasting it was even when steeped for the full 7 minutes. With that long of a steeping time I expected a lot more body to it, I don’t think I tasted any of the black base. I do think this might make a nice tea latte, but I’ve been out of milk for the last few days and don’t want to brave the outdoors right now, I think it’s -15 outside.

I did want to mention that I think it is absolutely wonderful that DAVIDs lists what type of cinnamon they used in this blend. I happen to be very allergic to cassia cinnamon and the fact that it was labeled as such, rather than just cinnamon, let me know that I needed to take some allergy medication before trying this tea. I really wish more companies took the time to make this small distinction on their labels. It may not seem like much, but for someone with so many food allergies, it makes all the difference in the world. I wish I could purchase more teas from DAVIDs to show my support of a company that takes the time to label their products in such detail, but I happen to be allergic to a lot of their flavorings as well… stupid food allergies. I’ll just have to settle for giving them some of my business when I decide to buy more teaware, they have a few things I’m eyeing up.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
1940 tasting notes

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
1940 tasting notes

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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Oregon, WI

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http://www.notstarvingyet.com/

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