To confess, I basically tried this tea on a whim. I usually pass on flavored teas, especially ones that seem gimmicky, but when I noticed a tea that has little gold balls and sugar crystals, I just couldn’t resist. It looked like such fun! It’s also the holiday season, after all. After trying this tea, I could see myself grabbing it any time of year, for a little bit of gold glamour.
The leaves are a treat to look at- Chinese Black Tea with sugar crystals and gold sugar balls. This tea is extremely festive! The leaves have a strong smell of cinnamon and orange, along with the earthy scent of the tea. The aroma evokes the feeling of warming by a cozy fire.
After steeping, the tea actually sparkled! Little gold flecks happily float around the brew. OK, perhaps this is not a trait I usually look for in tea, but I love it. It has a spicy warm cinnamon flavor with an orange finish. I also detect some vanilla, but it’s not listed in the ingredients. Cloves are also listed, but they didn’t come through for me. However, I imagine they add to the warming effect. The brew is smooth and satisfying. This tea would take well to milk, and would be great as a latte.
David’s Tea describes this tea as:
This deep dark Chinese tea is like a gorgeous starry night, glimmering with gold and silver sugar crystals that shimmer as they steep. Take a sip and the slow suggestion of cinnamon will warm your body. Your toes will tingle and your mind will turn to fireworks, falling stars, late-night seduction. It’s basically magic. (Is it getting hot in here, or is it just the tea?)
Glitter & Gold is absolutely perfect for the holidays. The smooth, warm taste is perfect for the chilly weather, and the glitter puts a bit of joy into your cup. It’s great for sharing during a festive gathering, or when you need a little lift after doing all of those holiday errands. Or really, any time of year to bring a little shine into your day. I’ve fallen for this glittery, joyful tea.