Mint To Be (Organic)

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves, Coconut, Cornflower Petals, Natural Flavours, Peppermint
Flavors
Cream, Mint, Coconut, Peppermint, Nutty, Tannin, Vanilla, Chocolate, Caramel, Corn Husk, Flowers, Honey, Pine
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec 13 oz / 385 ml

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  • “The moment of truth...this tea is not how I remembered it. Not drastically different but not the same either. I recalled this being a York peppermint patty. Instead there is a stronger dark...” Read full tasting note
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    rachel12610 1922 tasting notes
  • “This I just had to try ASAP. For one, I'm a coconut whore, and secondly, I love mint. So theoretically, this should be a win, right? The dry leaf is mostly pepperminty, kind of like an After...” Read full tasting note
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  • “ The dry leaf for this tea smells so, so good. It smells like everything i'd hoped Santa's secret would smell like but didn't. I found Santa's secret to taste like a very generic, mint black tea. I...” Read full tasting note
    keychange 451 tasting notes
  • “I tried this as a sample when it had no name, but thought I would order a bag to try again and form a real opinion. Firstly, good lord has my steeping skills improved since I first brewed this up!...” Read full tasting note
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    mewakeling 484 tasting notes

From DAVIDsTEA

It’s no secret that some of our best ideas come from our customers. So when you guys asked David for a minty black tea, he knew he had to deliver. He took a rich base of black tea and cool peppermint, and added a creamy hint of coconut. To top it all off, he asked our customers to help him name it. We got tons of amazing name ideas, then everyone voted for their fave. We hope you all love the result as much as we do. Trust us – you and this tea are simply mint to be together.

Ingredients: organic black tea, peppermint, blue cornflower petals, coconut flakes. With natural flavouring.

Allergens: coconut

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44 Tasting Notes

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1922 tasting notes

The moment of truth…this tea is not how I remembered it. Not drastically different but not the same either. I recalled this being a York peppermint patty. Instead there is a stronger dark chocolate element. Is there even chocolate in this?!? It is rich and creamy and tastes like an After Eight which is fudgier and less fluffy than a York Peppermint Patty. Not a bad cup, just not what I remembered. I am still deciding if that is good or bad.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
keychange

I still have a sample of this I need to open up. It smells very creamy, and I’m hoping i’ll like it better than santa’s secret.

VariaTEA

I remember it being creamier. It is creamy, don’t get me wrong but the main element I am getting is a fudginess.

VariaTEA

Btw, I need your address so I can send you the swap!!

Nxtdoor

Yeah, ok, confession, I didn’t care for santa’s secret. I think read my lips is better. I know there was a lot of commentary on a mint tea I rated and people said they prefer santa’s secret to read my lips. I confess to liking the latter.

VariaTEA

I never liked Read My Lips and I am not sure why. In theory it sounded amazing but I just never got into it. I like Santa’s Secret but I don’t think it is the best mint tea I tried. Personally if I am going for that sort of flavor, my favorite has been Anti V-day Treat by Della Terra.

Amariel

Hoping to try this tomorrow…

keychange

I need to try anti-v day treat as well, actually. And I, too, was a bit let down by Santa’s secret. VariaTea, I’ll give you mine if you give me yours! ;) haha

Amariel

Santa’s Secret is one of the few mint teas I like, and I do sorta like this one, but not sure how much.

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773 tasting notes

This I just had to try ASAP. For one, I’m a coconut whore, and secondly, I love mint. So theoretically, this should be a win, right?

The dry leaf is mostly pepperminty, kind of like an After Eight. So far so good. Smells mintier than Read My Lips. But I’m not really picking up on the coconut.

Taste-wise, it’s basically like a creamier Read My Lips. End of story.

Ok, well, it’s not as sugary due to the lack of sprinkles which makes this more appealing, especially when you don’t want dyed sugar mucking up the waters. The creaminess is a little vague. I couldn’t taste coconut at all. Not even a bit. At least not until I got to the last two sips of my Nordic mug that I realized, huh, ok, there’s a bit of coconut coming out of hiding. But it’s kind of artificial. Actually, more like their white chocolate flavouring.

So again, tl;dr: creamier, less sugary Read My Lips. Kthxbye.

Yvonne

Hmm…I still want to try this.

keychange

You know, I too love mint and coconut, but like you, couldn’t pick up on any coconut in the smell. I’ve picked up a sample package though, so I’ll try it and see what happens. It’s not looking good though :(

Fjellrev

I didn’t realize until I was dumping the wet leaves that there was only one shred of coconut in there, so it’s not like our tastebuds are broken. I just feel like this one was lazily put together.

Amariel

I am not a huge mint fan, but I am intrigued by this blend.

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451 tasting notes

The dry leaf for this tea smells so, so good. It smells like everything i’d hoped Santa’s secret would smell like but didn’t. I found Santa’s secret to taste like a very generic, mint black tea. I also didn’t like the peppermint in it—it seemed rather sharp, a bit grating on the throat, and just unremarkable in the grand scheme of things.

I found it interesting that DT suggests a brew time between four and seven minutes, because despite liking a strong black tea, I wouldn’t steep most for seven minutes. I steeped this one for five, and imagine I might like it at four, even.

This tea still tastes creamier than Santa’s secret, and I find the mint to taste a bit more muted and gentle. I don’t really get any coconut at all, although maybe a distant hint of butterscotch or, as variaTea suggested, dark fudge—something is lurking around in the distant leaves, that’s for sure. I got a little too much base, which I didn’t find jived well with the creaminess I was hoping to elicit, so that’s why i’m hoping a shorter steep time will result in a creamier cup. Overall, I’m not blown away, but I do find I enjoy it more than Santa’s secret, and I’m happy to try it again.

TheTeaFairy

At least the name is cute :-)

keychange

Oh yeah, the name is adoreable!

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I tried this as a sample when it had no name, but thought I would order a bag to try again and form a real opinion. Firstly, good lord has my steeping skills improved since I first brewed this up! I consider myself fairly well versed in mint teas, they are a favourite of mine. I have oodles of Read my Lips, Santa’s Secret, White Chocolate Frost, and Mint Julep and I wondered if this really could be that different. Apparently it can…

I actually thought this tasted closest to the White Chocolate Frost in that the mint was strong and I got a lot of the white chocolate flavouring. The coconut and black tea helped by adding some interesting base notes and an overall creaminess to the flavour. Admittedly, I like mint teas. A lot. But I think this was a really nice, creamy, chocolate mint.

Cavocorax

Hmmm. I didn’t think I needed another mint tea, bit this reviewing has my rethinking that!

Fjellrev

I initially thought it was like a sugary RML, but then realized the white chocolate note is quite palpable, hence, it’s really similar to White Chocolate Frost but without the scum ring. I didn’t get any coconut, unfortunately.

mewakeling

I attributed the smoothness to coconut, but it is totally a black based White Chocolate Frost, which my caffeine loving soul can get behind.

Cavocorax

That’s perfect! And no green scum is a huge plus.

mewakeling

Exactly, I hate, hate, hate the green scum of White Chocolate Frost. Amazing tea, but so off putting to drink…

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1693 tasting notes

Because this is my first note, it’s the one people will read and this might dissuade people, but it’s funny: I drank this and it made me think of toothpaste. Or fluoride.

YMMV.

VariaTEA

Haha I can see that.

Cavocorax

It was still good, aside from those initial associations.

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I got a small amount of this yesterday, along with the Lovebirds mug…which I adore.

I think I might prefer Santa’s Secret a little more because the mint is more candy-like, as in candy canes, but this was a decent cup of mint tea, since I’m not especially fond of mint teas. The mint does dominate the tea, but I think I can taste what I perceive to be the coconut. I think the coconut might tone the mint down just a wee bit, and make it a little less sweet and overpowering. But I’m not sure. I made this with milk and sugar, but I may try it without the milk on a later steeping/ I’ve got 16g of this to play with.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Fjellrev

Yeah, from memory, I swear Santa’s Secret is creamier and more candy cane-like.

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Made a big cup of this in my new DavidsTea mason jar…holy cow this sucker is huge! But onto the tea. I agree with the other reviewers who said it’s like a creamier Read My Lips, but it doesn’t have the chocolate aspect, which makes me very happy. The girl in store told me it tastes like Santa’s Secret, which it does…to a point. The mint is more…minty than Santa’s Secret, and it doesn’t seem to have the same vanilla creaminess. So I guess it’s more creamy than Read My Lips but less creamy than Santa’s Secret. I only get the faintest hint of coconut. Overall, I love it and if I ever run out of Santa’s Secret, I’m glad to know I can fall back on this. However, I won’t be stocking up any time soon, because I already have so many teas that are so similar (Read My Lips, Santa’s Secret, Cocomint, to name a few)

Yvonne

I smelled it in the store and was a little underwhelmed – it just didn’t seem like anything special to me. Glad you liked it though, I might just give it a try next time!

Fjellrev

I’m actually kind of surprised they even came out with this one, since you’re right, they already have quite a few similar ones.

aisling of tea

Yvonne, I’m a sucker for mint, I had to try it, but like Fjellrev said, there’s already quite a few similar ones in their line up. Still, I did enjoy it! It’ll be no hardship to drink what I have.

Lynxiebrat

I’m personally not overly crazy about mint, and would rather just keep Bigelow’s Mint Medley around the house because I grew up with that, so it’s got a comfy feeling.

aisling of tea

I have tons of tummy troubles, so having a variety of mint teas on hand helps keep me sane. I love food but food doesn’t love me LOL

keychange

I don’t know you at all, but saw you have dT’s mason jar, and I already feel as though we’re kindred spirits because how can’t you love that thing. Now I’m also going to try this tea.

aisling of tea

XD I love it! But I would warn everybody not to try a new tea in it because if you don’t like it, you’ve got three cups of it, ha! But it’s even edging out my elephant perfect mugs as my favorite mug. So much love for it!

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Sipdown! This came as one of the free samples in our most recent order. We finally got around to trying this little oddity, and it definitely lives up to the new name. I was hoping for more coconut, but this really is all creamy mint. I’m not in love with it, but I do love the idea that while we found enjoyment in it, there’s one less little tea scrap in the cupboard. Yay!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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177 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: The mint is prevalent with the chocolate coming through in the background.

Liquor: Dark red brown liquor with a minty tea aroma followed by a cocoa chocolate note

Flavour: The rich chocolate and tea notes are heightened by the peppermint. This classic flavour combination reaches a new level as the tea adds a richness, liveliness and caffeine kick to the blend.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
LogieBear

New favourite!!!!! I am totally hooked!

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323 tasting notes

Mystery Tea!! Love it!!

So, Davidstea has been having a naming contest of sorts with this tea. Tons of names have come in. I’m excited to see what the company decides to name this one!

Sweet peppermint and coconut mingle in this black tea to make a lovely calming sweet treat that transports me to around the christmas tree, enjoying candy canes and sweets.

As it cools and the coconut comes out more, it sends me back to summer and to heat. The peppermint refreshes and I sip.

Lovely tea! LOVE it.

TeaJunkie1985

I hope this delicious blend isn’t seasonal! I will seriously flip a table if I can’t get this tea year round!

thecostofsurvival

It sounds like it’s going to be in the permanent collection!

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