i loved this for the aroma- however- when steeped it was too overpowering for me.
“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, even though I don’t much get to...” 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 exam is...” 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 days of christmas teas…well except...” 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: Black tea, lemon peel, sugar sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, partly hydrogenated canola oil, shellac, titanium oxide, iron oxide, potato starch), sugar, cloves, natural and artificial flavouring.
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Glitter and GoldDavid's Tea
Gold & GlitterCup and Kettle
Glitter and GoldTea for All Reasons
Silver and GoldGreen Raven Tea & Coffee
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StevenBe Glitter Time TeaBingley's Tea
I’m very particular with my black teas. Unlike greens and whites, I can’t stand the taste of a black tea that isn’t perfectly steeped — there seems to be a lot more room for “error” with other teas before they start affecting my palette.
That being said, glitter and gold doesn’t seem to pose that problem for me. Maybe it’s the sweetness or the cinnamon. Whatever it is, a sip of this tea is like a sip of Christmas in a cup. Sounds cheesy, I know, but this tea is awesome. It does the trick on cold winter mornings. Definitely one to try!
Second time brewing this tea from my Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent calendar. This time I brewed a stronger tea and added hot milk (almost 1/4C) and 1 t honey, and it’s MUCH better. The aroma and taste are much richer this time, and with the milk it’s a much more enjoyable cuppa. I would drink this as an option between a plain black tea and a full chai.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove
This is a nice fall/winter cinnamon black tea. I think it is a little less packed with flavor as some of the other teas this season (like Pumpkin Chai or Cardamom French Toast), but still a nice mild Xmas-y tea. It’s not too sweet and not too spiced.
Flavors: Butter, Cinnamon, Cloves