THE TEA REPORT feat. Glitter & Golden Milk
Updated: Aug 29, 2019
All About: Glitter & Golden Milk
Welcome to my very first Tea Report!
True to the name, I want to report to you all of my adventures in tea tasting.
Some Tea Reports will be about the different tea blends we carry at www.tbydaniel.com . Others will be teas I find along the way of my tea drinking journeys.
Being the owner of a tea business, one of the most exciting parts of my job is receiving samples. We literally receive hundreds of samples of tea from suppliers, tea blenders, tea farmers, and although we do not carry every sample we get, we taste more delicious teas than we could carry!
My hope with this segment of the blog is to give you a little bit more of an in-depth analysis of our blends. I'm basically trying to get you as close to tasting it as virtually possible!
In celebration of my blog launch, we have released Glitter & Golden Milk, which is a beautiful blend of delicious spices, stone ground green tea, and it includes my ALL-time favourite ingredient- Turmeric!
This celebratory blend is a matcha lat-TEA mix. So that means- it's not an actual loose leaf tea, but will come to you in the form of a powder that you can dissolve in milk or water.
I know that latte mixes tend to have lots of added ingredients, but the greatest part about this blend is that it is simple. There are only four ingredients:
Stone Ground Green Tea
The turmeric originates from India. Now, if there is any bandwagon I am down to jump on, its the Turmeric one. For one I love its earthy, strangely sweet flavour. It's bright, yellowy, orange colour always makes me feel like it's doing wonders inside my body. Anything that is this bright and potent must be absolute magic for our health!
How To Make It:
Personally, my favourite way to enjoy this beautiful blend of health boosting spices, is by making it into a golden milk latte.
Step 1: Add one cup of almond milk (or your favourite milk or milk alternative) and put it on low to boil slowly. If you haven't tasted turmeric before you may want to use the Vanilla Almond Milk to help you get used to the taste.
Step 2: Add one teaspoons of Glitter & Golden Milk to your simmering milk
Step 3: Let everything boil together on low for about 5 minutes, and watch your milk turn into a beautiful golden yellow hue. *Please not there may be a slight green hue to your golden milk due to the green tea.
Step 4: Add some honey to sweeten it up, but remember just a little- the less sugar, the more benefit ( although honey is quite the healthy little bugger)
Step 5: Pour in your favourite mug, cuddle up on your favourite
-Feeling spicy? Get creative, add your favourite spices like cinnamon or cloves and see what cool recipes you can come up with!
-Turmeric can stain pretty bad; counters, hands, pots.
When you are pouring your latte, try to pour it over your sink, to avoid staining your counters and boil it in a darker pot!
- This tea is NOT a make it sip it once, walk away and come back to it when its cold. It is in my opinion best enjoyed nice and hot
-Mix it up! Add one teaspoon of Glitter & Golden Milk in your next smoothie concoction.
Flavour: What to expect
For this tea you can definitely and overall earthy flavour profile. While there is a hint of cane sugar in the mix, you will notice that the dominant flavour is the turmeric. Turmeric has a roasty-nessand what I would describe as a "strangely sweetness". Not sweet like your favourite latte- just a little hint tiny of nature's natural goodness.
Depending on what milk you use, the nuttyness of an almond milk will subtly peak through as well. You will slightly taste the ginger, however there is no bite or spicy kick to this blend.
Turmeric and any ground spice will have a grittiness that you will taste when you sip it. Train your palette to get used to this texture. This shows you that you are actually ingesting this spice and all of it's wonderful benefits!
Why we love this blend:
Turmeric was literally my saving grace food after giving birth to my first. My body was terribly weak, my joints were so painful, I felt super lethargic ( sound familiar mamas?) While most of this is totally normal, I wanted to make sure I was putting foods into my body that were helping it heal. I would alternate drinking golden milk and nettle tea every night before bed for 2 months, and I don't think I ever felt better then when I was doing that ( Why did I stop!?) Pain almost literally melted away. Even the discomfort I felt from the epidural totally healed up. Now, I'm no doctor, and I know everyone's body is different, but turmeric has been proven to decrease inflammation in the body, and inflammation is one of the main causes of pain and discomfort. At the very least- it is natural and worth giving a shot- I truly hope you experience similar benefits!
Thanks so much for reading everyone! How did you enjoy my first tea report? Did I miss anything you might want to know? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!