Glitter & Gold — two things I never thought of in association with tea. But just because something is different doesn’t mean it isn’t amazing.
It’s been a while since my last post. Things have been busy, and I was sick for a few weeks. But I’m back now, with a review of a tea I recently picked up at David’s Tea, while on a shopping extravaganza with Rachel of Life of a Female Bibliophile during her recent visit.
Today I finally made the Glitter & Gold black tea, and it was almost as tasty as it was fun. First off, the glittery gold star sprinkles are awesome. When the sales person showed me this tea, my first thought was: “this is adorable.” Second: I smell cloves. That was the most overwhelming aroma, though the Chinese black tea also has lemon peel, sugar, cloves and natural/artificial flavorings. It definitely has a sweetness to it, almost the flavor of marshmallow (though it isn’t too sweet, which was a worry of mine), but the taste meshes well with the hint of tartness from the lemon peel.
After steeping for about 7 minutes with almost boiling water in my new clay tea pot, I poured the tasty black tea, which is almost a golden color. The cloves are not overpowering — they just add a hint of spice and a lot of flavor.
I’m really loving this clay tea set. Me and my boyfriend found it on sale at Teavana. I’ve been wanting a cast iron one for a long time, but this one is really nice too and less expensive for the time being.
The benefits of a clay pot are that over time, the pot and cups soak in the tea and pick up the aroma, giving a good taste in addition to healthy minerals. Plus, they’re a fun way to enjoy tea solo or with friends.
Overall, I’d recommend the Glitter & Gold tea as a treat for anyone seeking a fun, caffeinated loose leaf tea. I don’t think I would drink it every day, since it has some artificial flavoring, but it’s great for an occasional treat.I also really love my clay tea set — a good tea is a staple in any tea lover’s life.
Do you have any fun teas you enjoy drinking? Also, what’s your favorite tea set/cup like? Let me know in the comments below!