Wow! This was good, like really really good! It smells exactly like a candy cane! I tried it unsweetened (I am sitting here enjoying it while listening to Fairytale of New York, I love alternative carols). Drunk this way, the mint is prominent and sharp. I think a touch of sugar would help highlight the candy aspect. That being said, the mint is not unpleasant and the base tea has no bitterness to it (though I did give it a super short tea). I didn’t think anything could replace my love for Santa’s Secret, but this is a strong contender!! Well done, TeaCupany!