Glitter & Gold

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Black Tea, Cloves, Lemon Peel, Sugar, Sugar Sprinkles
Butter, Cinnamon, Cloves, Brown Sugar, Cardamon, Malt, Spices, Spicy, Sugarcane, Sweet, Tannin, Citrus, Clove, Dark Wood, Cream, Marshmallow, Molasses, Vanilla, Orange Zest, Earth, Sugar, Lemon Zest, Citrusy, Lemon, Oats, Pastries, Nutty, Tea, Caramel, Creamy, Milk, Smooth, Orange, Smoke, Astringent, Floral, Chocolate
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 22 oz / 662 ml

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  • “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
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  • “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
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Twinkle, twinkle

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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467 Tasting Notes

15 tasting notes

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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Flavors: Cinnamon

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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12 tasting notes

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

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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325 tasting notes

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

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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14 tasting notes

Brewed this up this morning, nice robust flavour with a soft edge. Very happy with this :)

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13 tasting notes

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

195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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4 tasting notes

I was captivated by the glitters floating around in my tea long after it had steeped, I found the tea itself slightly lacklustre as it’s a very light tasting black tea and I personally prefer a strong black tea. It’s a nice cup of tea when kicked up with a bit of sugar, which seems to bring out the cinnamon and clove notes. If it weren’t for the gorgeous glittery effect, I wouldn’t recommend as I feel there are nicer teas with similar flavours. If you want a magical glittery light flavoured black tea, this is for you.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Tea

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp

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105 tasting notes

Like it!

Very nice vanilla taste. I didn’t see the crystals «shining» during the steeping though?

However, because it contains dangerous chemicals such as titanium dioxide and tartrazine, I will not buy this again.

Flavors: Sugar, Vanilla


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94 tasting notes

The smell of this is SO GOOD. It reminds me of some baked good I can’t quite place. Definitely one of the best smelling David’s Teas I’ve had so far. Watching it steep was like watching a little tiny universe in my cup with all the glitter! The only part I didn’t like was the gold bits breaking because they kind of looked like a gold chocolate wrapper in my tea.

The taste instantly reminded me of Celestial Seasonings’ Bengal Spice, which was totally welcomed! This one is a little weaker, though… a huge benefit to Bengal Spice is how I can steep it more to make it really strong. I’ll try that with this one too but I don’t think it’ll work. But I read the ingredients and there was no cinnamon listed, which is kind of odd… I’m usually not too concerned about the artificial flavouring but that did weird me out a bit. It’s such a comforting taste and aroma that I’ll still drink it though. It reminds me of Santa’s Secret, which is my reigning favourite. The cloves make it smell & taste pretty Christmas-y, so I think I’ll only pick up another bag at Christmas-time (to make it more special). It reminds me of Christmas so much it feels a little out of place drinking it in March!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Vanilla

5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp

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34 tasting notes

This was my gateway tea to DAVIDsTEA. I sampled a brewed cup in-store and fell in love.

I brought some home and followed the Tea Guide’s instructions to make a tea latte. I enjoy this every so often, but lately this tea has fallen wayside in my favourites. The flavour is lacklustre and disappointing. I much prefer Red Velvet Cake for a “dessert” tea.

Flavors: Caramel, Cinnamon, Clove, Creamy, Milk, Smooth

Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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96 tasting notes

I’ve had this tea for a long time but never tried it. It’s a nice, simple black tea with just the right amount of sweetness. I didn’t taste the other flavours, like cinnamon, but I do have a cold. Recommended for people who like sweet black tea. No more messing about with sugars/sweeteners!

Flavors: Sugar, Sweet

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