Santa's Secret

Tea type
Black Tea
Black Tea, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Peppermint, Sprinkles
Creamy, Mint, Vanilla, Peppermint, Sugar, Sweet, Artificial, Chocolate
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 4 g 14 oz / 407 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 tastes have...” 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 carton home with...” 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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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 received this as part of a Christmas three pack with Merry Cranberry and Sleigh Ride. Sadly, I think Santa’s Secret is that I’m getting a lump of coal because I did not like this tea at all!

(Actually, if I’m truly honest my first reaction/exclamation was ’What foul trickery is this?!")

While it had a peppermint and (almost) cocoa scent that I’ve come to associate with other teas, I didn’t find that the taste matched the smell. It was a bit bitter, like a dark chocolate peppermint patty gone wrong. I’m glad I only got a small sample of this, because it won’t become a staple for me.

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10 tasting notes

This is actually the first tea I’ve tried at David’s tea since it was just new here in Toronto.

Love christmas? This tea is the one to get, def worth buying

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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10 tasting notes

I normally hate any kind of mint including candy canes but for some reason I adore this tea. At first I hated the smell because of the strong peppermint, but once I brewed a cup all I tasted was the blend of black tea with a hint of sweet mintyness which I liked, despite my misgivings about a mint tea.

Try it! Even if you don’t like mint.

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5 tasting notes

This is a must for every holiday. It has a fresh peppermint flavor that is not too overpowering, just right.

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30 tasting notes

I got two of these in my advent calendar (which I started early hehe) for some reason. This is CHRISTMAS IN A CUP! Mmmmm so good and minty, kind of candy-like. Definitely worth getting more of.

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1 tasting notes

This tea is the perfect holiday tea! The the black tea and the mint are nicely balanced. It is like Christmas in a cup =)

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5 tasting notes

This is definitely one of my favorite Christmas teas. It’s got a sort of chocolatey minty flavor and is one of the few teas I enjoy black.

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13 tasting notes

I love the smell of this tea. It’s peppermint-ey deliciousness got me excited for Christmas even though it’s only November. The candy cane flavour wasn’t lost when I steeped it, which was nice.I found the black tea flavour a little strong in contrast to the peppermint, so I added a tiny bit of agave to take some of the edge off and I much preferred it. It is very strong and has too much caffeine for me to even consider drinking in the evening, but I can’t imagine drinking something with so much peppermint in the morning. I’m going to give it another chance, probably closer to Christmas. I imagine it would be amazing with a little bit of almond milk!

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212 tasting notes

Didn’t do much for me – not the minty I like.

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32 tasting notes

Emilie sent me this and I was excited to try it. So when huffing the bag the smell was pleasant, minty almost. Nothing mind blowing. Brewed 3 tsp in 16oz of water in my ingenuiTea. Great cup, no bitterness to speak of, but limited sweetness. Its a black with mellow mint hints, which is good. But after my buttered rum experience, I think I held my expectations too high for this one. Definitely worth drinking again, but not a staple for my cupboard. I love mint teas, so it takes a lot for me to be wowed into submission.

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