drank Glitter Chai by DAVIDsTEA
1554 tasting notes

AJRimmer Advent Day 6

AJR had mentioned not being able to see the glitter in this tea well, so I broke out my glass travel thermos. The latest one. That I haven’t yet broken in some random tragic tea bungling mishap. It will happen eventually. Always does.

Anyway, this tea looks really pretty steeped up with little bits of sparkle. They seem to fade after a while which I’m guessing might be them sinking to the bottom. The flavor is really light, not heavy like I’d expect a chai to be. Glamour chai? I get some cinnamon in the sip, although it’s stronger in smell. Mostly just getting cinnamon, but it seems rounded out and not a sharp cinnamon. I should do a longer steep next time and see if I get deeper flavors.

I love the way this tea looks dry. There are little bits of cinnamon bark, various seeds and little rock crystals. I got a new macro lens to use for photographing my work and had to try it out on this tea! Posted some pictures on my IG. https://www.instagram.com/p/CIeUBR-gTJ4/

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
AJRimmer

I think there must be more glitter toward the bottom of the bag because I finally saw some in the cup I had of this a few days ago!

Dustin

It looked like most of the pieces were coated in a light dusting of glitter, but some of the more confection like pieces were extra coated, so it makes sense that those heavier parts might sift to the bottom.

tea-sipper

Awesome detailed photos!

Martin Bednář

Why I haven’t noticed that photos back then? I agree with tea-sipper completely! My photos seem lame compared to yours!

tea-sipper

No Martin, your photos are great, but I love seeing Dustin’s close-up tea leaves. haha

Dustin

Thanks! My secret is an awesome lens that attaches onto their specially fitted phone case! I take close up pics of tiny jewelry and the photos I’m getting with this lens compared to my previous clip on macro lens are a huge improvement. Taking macro pictures of pretty tea is fun too!

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AJRimmer

I think there must be more glitter toward the bottom of the bag because I finally saw some in the cup I had of this a few days ago!

Dustin

It looked like most of the pieces were coated in a light dusting of glitter, but some of the more confection like pieces were extra coated, so it makes sense that those heavier parts might sift to the bottom.

tea-sipper

Awesome detailed photos!

Martin Bednář

Why I haven’t noticed that photos back then? I agree with tea-sipper completely! My photos seem lame compared to yours!

tea-sipper

No Martin, your photos are great, but I love seeing Dustin’s close-up tea leaves. haha

Dustin

Thanks! My secret is an awesome lens that attaches onto their specially fitted phone case! I take close up pics of tiny jewelry and the photos I’m getting with this lens compared to my previous clip on macro lens are a huge improvement. Taking macro pictures of pretty tea is fun too!

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan, but have had a growing appreciation for plain. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! And no hibiscus. Hibiscus is the devil.

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