Wow! This tea is the one for me. I’m out, so I certainly hope it makes an appearance next Christmas.
“I picked this up on the weekend since i was trying to remember if i liked it or not. I still do, so that’s good to know, though it’s less wonderful than the first time i had it as my...” Read full tasting note
“This tea is so good. Too bad I steeped it in my Timolino tumbler. I gave it 20 minutes to cool with the lid off but still managed to burn my tongue so badly that an hour later it still feels...” Read full tasting note
“It’s official, Santa’s Secret is my Pumpkin Chai. Love and adore this blend. My amazing and wonderful mother in law found me some soy egg nog for the holidays and sent an unopened...” Read full tasting note
“Santa Baby, Coming down my chimney tonight… But only with this tea! Creepiness of that song aside, this tea is still going strong. Delicious, creamy and smooth, it has a richness...” Read full tasting note
Ever wonder how Santa manages to deliver all those presents in just one night? Well here’s the hush-hush formula. He uses a special combination of Chinese black tea, peppermint leaves and spices – all sprinkled with real little candy canes. It’s both energizing and remarkably soothing. All Santa needs is one cup and his motto changes from “ho ho ho” to “go go go”
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I have to say I got attracted by the little candy canes we find it the tea mixture ! I love black tea, but this minty/candy cane flavour really adds a special ring to this tea. Best for cookie time/after dinner tea, every time you’re wondering with tea to drink, you just smell it and you’re done : you have to drink it ;) Be careful : highly addictive!
I love minty tea, and this one delivers.
I first got this in 2013 as a Christmas gift (100g from a couple people, so I had lots to enjoy!) and I absolutely loved it. Candy canes are one of my favorite things of the holidays, and this tea has little candy cane sprinkles in it! So cute! I think that’s the main reason why my friends gifted it to me haha. Anyways, the tea from 2013 lasted me all year. It’s something that I drank no matter what season, but 200g goes a long way! When I saw that this was back as a 2014 holiday tea and that my stock needed replenishing, I jumped on the opportunity, purchasing about 80g worth.
To talk about the flavors, this tea has a very strong black tea flavor which I love. It’s really comforting. It isn’t overpoweringly minty; the mint is nice and subtle, but is definitely a candy cane-ish mint. This also has a hint of vanilla. It all works really well together! I like my tea really strong so I leave my tea bag in the whole time, but some people might find this a bit too strong if they do that.
I also like how this tea has caffeine.
I would definitely recommend this if you like something minty!
Flavors: Peppermint, Vanilla
I mentioned in my tasting note yesterday that I got a lot of this tea when I purchased a latte mug on clearance in David’s Tea yesterday. My mug is beautiful and wonderful. I didn’t need this tea. I have a lot of sweet peppermint tea right now.
And unfortunately, I really do prefer Adagio’s Candy Cane to this tea. I suspected I did after sampling Santa’s Secret in the store one day, but today confirmed it.
This tea is good, though. It is sweet and malty while having a backbone of mint. The problem is that this tea doesn’t really sing to me. The sweet vanilla aspect of the tea cuts the mint, and I lose some of the brightness I expect from a candy cane.
On the other hand, I finally devised a way to heat my milk for lattes. I don’t have a microwave, so I needed an easy way to heat milk on the stove. I’m glad I devised something, as my lattes have definitely improved.
I may have to have some friends over and host a tea party where only peppermint teas are served. I’m drowning in the stuff.
Mmm funny, this one was one that I initially didn’t like but as I drink it more, I like it much more. This one is nice on it’s own but I think the mint and the black tea lends itself well to a bit of milk and sugar.
The holidays may be over but I’ve got enough of this lovely holiday tea to last me for a few months! (yay)