“I’ve definitely changed my opinion a bit that this tea and Pumpkin Chai are super similar, but they are still closely related, IMO. Love the sparkles in this one,...” Read full tasting note
“I’m going to allow myself a break in the midst of an otherwise fairly chaotic week. This has been an incredibly stressful week, and I feel very close to being at the end of my tether. The...” Read full tasting note
“So long sample. Now to work on my tin of this tea. Today’s cup is tastier than the last I had. It is sweet with a hint of orange. Very pleasant indeed.” Read full tasting note
“SIPDOWN! had this tasty little treat to finish off with dinner. Still not a fan of david’s tea but this one is alright by me. Nice to finally get through my 12...” Read full tasting note
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?)
Ingredients: Chinese black tea, sugar crystals, gold sugar balls, vanilla, orange peel, cloves, natural and artificial flavouring*.
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#24daysoftea, day 6. A very solid black tea. I tried steeping it only 4 min, but it definitely needs 5 min for all the spices to start coming out. I’m not really getting much orange flavor, though. A good, quality tea, but I’m not really in love with it.
The master of subtle yet delicious black tea. Cloves and lemon peel are the main flavours, but remain subdued enough to let the black tea shine through. This manages to be somewhere between a straight tea and a decadent dessert tea, perfect for relaxation. The sparkly gold sprinkles are super cute and give the dry tea a fun look.
Part of the DAVIDsTEA permanent collection.
Flavors: Cloves, Cream, Lemon Zest
Glitter underwhelming, and the same can be said for the black tea flavor. Pretty weak compared to other cinnamon black teas I’ve tried. Would only recommend if you prefer lighter teas, like white teas, and are trying to get into black teas.
I’m going to increase my tea to water ratio, and see if that improves this tea for me.
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I have the “old” blend and only drink it occasionally. This is the perfect tea on a cold night when you want to cuddle up and read a book.
Clear mugs only as you might not get the full effect of the glitter!
Flavors: Clove, Lemon Zest, Spices
Day 6/24 (Are we really 1/4 of the way there already?!)
Glitter and Gold was one of the first teas I tried at DAVID’s and I really enjoyed it at the time, but they’ve changed the blend since then and I’m not such a fan of the new stuff.
The after taste is really nice. Citrus (coming through very heavily now), oats, cinnamon, cloves, etc. Getting a kind of lemon bar vibe overall (which is great because I LOVE lemon bars!) The problem is the actual tea is very watery. Of course this is in part due to steep times (hopefully) and I still have half the tin to play with to create a stronger brew. Is batch I have in front of me, however, gets a 10/10 for after taste and like a 2/10 for actually drinking it.
Side note: I find this new blend a little lack luster when it comes to the “glitter”, and that’s like half the appeal of this tea.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Lemon, Oats, Pastries
First things first, it’s really pretty when it steeps and it tastes good. A great combination. The little bits of glitter that float in the tea are really aesthetically pleasing. The tea itself it very complex: it has cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, and underlying citrus flavour. The vanilla hint really completes this tea and makes it a really enjoyable tea on a cold dreary day.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Clove, Nutty, Spicy, Sugar, Vanilla