Santa's Secret

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Peppermint, Sprinkles
Flavors
Milk, Mint, Peppermint, Sugarcane, Sweet, Vanilla, Tea, Cream, Creamy, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate, Smoke, Smooth, Forest Floor, Candy, Cloves, Sugar, Artificial
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 4 g 34 oz / 993 ml

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  • “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
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  • “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
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  • “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
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  • “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 that is...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

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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444 Tasting Notes

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While drinking this, it has that familiar DAVIDs Tea mint that I’ve never been fond of. I still don’t know what it is about it; I’m sure I’ve had other brands of mint tea that don’t make me feel this way. HOWEVER, the aftertaste of this is a delicious, sweet, creamy mint that I’m absolutely in love with. Plus there seems to be a hint of dark chocolate! It was so good, I was tempted to buy more (like I need more tea right now). In hind sight, it probably wasn’t THAT good, but it is by far the best mint-flavoured tea I’ve had from DAVIDs.

Flavors: Creamy, Dark Chocolate, Mint, Sweet

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Increased the rating from 54 to 65.

Pleasant enough and an easy drink. Second steep is just mild water.
Still a vague cream cardboard taste. Red Velvet Cake has a better chocolate taste than this.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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15 tasting notes

Since I came across this tea, I drink it every Christmas. With the black tea in it, it gives me a little kick of caffeine I need to get through winter afternoon slumps. I’m also a sucker for the peppermint and sweet little candy canes.

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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55
15 tasting notes

This wasn’t everything I was hoping it to be. Maybe I let the hype get to me and high expectations, but I found this tea to be weaker than I would have liked. The black tea just didn’t live up to the peppermint. I will say, the peppermint sprinkles were incredibly adorable.

Full Review:
http://fullysteeped.blogspot.com/2015/12/davidstea-santas-secret.html

Flavors: Peppermint, Smoke, Smooth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
5 tasting notes

My favorite Christmas tea! At first, I was tired of the black tea + mint combination since I have a few … but this one is by far my favorite!

What makes this tea more unique (and Christmas-y) is that it’s not so much mint as candy cane peppermint in this tea. It’s a sweeter (and I guess technically more artificial flavor since candy canes don’t taste at all like real organic mint) tea but definitely one of my favorites.

Flavors: Peppermint

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21 tasting notes

The tea smells like a forest after it rains, but with sweet notes of mint within.

I add milk and sugar to my teas.

The tea was very nice. It was smooth and creamy, not astringent or bitter in any way. The vanilla was soft and the peppermint wasn’t overpowering. It was a nice mix of both.

Flavors: Forest Floor, Mint, Peppermint, Smooth, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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59 tasting notes

This is a delightfully minty tea, with sugar it is just like candy. It doesn’t get 100 because I feel it’s a tad weak at the recommended amount. Upon upping the loose tea though it is just bursting with candy cane flavour! Christmas here I come!

Flavors: Candy, Peppermint, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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95
2 tasting notes

This is a much better option than DavidsTea Snow Day. It’s a blend of black tea, a bit of peppermint leaves and some vanilla as well. The scent is nice; not overwhelming or artificial. And it tastes exactly like what it is. The hint of vanilla is nice. The peppermint is fairy subtle but I plan to add some peppermint leaves of my own in the future to heighten the minty taste a bit.

Flavors: Chocolate, Peppermint, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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631 tasting notes

This is an old sample from Shmiracles. Thank you! Why I haven’t tried it till now, I couldn’t tell you. Samples have a way of getting lost in my cupboard after a few months.

The brewed tea aroma is peppermint, sugar, and cream. Despite its age, this tea is deliciously minty! Wow, this is really incredible! It’s got a great balance of mint and vanilla. Add vanilla and cream flavors to just about anything and I’m sold! This is no exception. Plus, it’s got those cute little candy canes. :)

Mmm mmm! I am really enjoying this. I know it’s late to be drinking black tea, but this is hitting the spot. There’s a bit of an odd aftertaste that’s not too great, but the main flavor is so delicious that I think I’m going to pick up some more this holiday season!

Flavors: Cream, Peppermint, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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“Eatdown”! No cupboard decrease, because I didn’t add it though.

This review is for the Santa’s Secret Infused White Chocolate Bar released by DAVIDsTEA for the holidays! https://www.davidstea.com/ca_en/chocolate-bar-7

I’m not a fan of the tea plain; to be perfectly honest I just find it really flat as far as mint black teas go (or mint teas in general). However, I adore white chocolate so I had to give this a try. To be fair it’s quite delicious but basically it’s just a thicker white peppermint bark, with little ground up bits of black tea in it. I wont buy it again but I TOTALLY enjoyed gobbling it up in one sitting.

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I actually liked this better as a chocolate bar too!

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