Very cute but too overbearing to be the staple candy mint tea. Would not repurchase.
“Very cute but too overbearing to be the staple candy mint tea. Would not repurchase.” Read full tasting note
“This was from a little sampler stack I bought from the Davids sale! Sometimes I’m happy with simply enough tea for 2-3 servings. I just want to try it! This blend is full of sugary goodies. At...” Read full tasting note
“The flavor of Candy Cane Crush is overall extremely minty and sweet. The flavors blend together well to produce a creamy, dessert feeling sip after sip! Personally, I like to enjoy a few cups of...” Read full tasting note
“First and foremost, the dry tea itself is adorable. Upon steeping it, however, it turns a ghastly opaque warm gray, with a frightening sheen of oil on top. The flavor isn’t bad, but isn’t really...” Read full tasting note
What do skating, snowball fights and sledding have in common? They all call for tea. And this decadent blend is like a minty wonderland in a cup. Think creamy white chocolate drops. Rich, comforting black tea. Crushed peppermint candy cane pieces. And tons of cute little snowflake sprinkles. One sip of this sweet, icy-cool blend is all it takes to get you smiling from ear to ear – especially if you add it to your next mug of holiday eggnog. Could this tea be any more festive? We think not.
Black tea, white chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, butter oil, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), peppermint candy (corn syrup, sugar, peppermint oil, colour (red 40)), snowflake candies (sugar, rice flour, cottonseed and soy bean oil, corn starch, gum arabic, cellulose gum, titanium dioxide (colour), confectioner’s glaze, carrageenan, soy lecithin, artificial flavour), cane sugar, peppermint, natural peppermint and vanilla flavouring.
Price per 50g: $7.98
DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.
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This was from a little sampler stack I bought from the Davids sale! Sometimes I’m happy with simply enough tea for 2-3 servings. I just want to try it! This blend is full of sugary goodies. At least three kinds of sugary goodies… and that is what it tastes like. The brew is one of the muddiest brews I’ve ever seen. And it certainly tastes like liquid candy canes… with a hint of stevia. I like it, but I could do without the stevia. Can you even make candy canes with stevia? I don’t think I’d eat them. The second steep looks just as muddy, even though it looked like the ingredients had all dissolved in the first steep. But it was a much lighter color of mud this time around. The description calls this a “rich” black tea, but I’d hardly call it “rich”. Throwing half a candy cane to melt in a good black tea works just as well.
Steep #1 // 1 1/3 teaspoons for full mug // 20 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 3 minutes after boiling // 5 min
The flavor of Candy Cane Crush is overall extremely minty and sweet. The flavors blend together well to produce a creamy, dessert feeling sip after sip! Personally, I like to enjoy a few cups of Candy Cane Crush each winter season, but its rich flavor is strong enough to satisfy my craving of mint chocolate with a single cup.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cream, Creamy, Mint, Sweet, White Chocolate
First and foremost, the dry tea itself is adorable. Upon steeping it, however, it turns a ghastly opaque warm gray, with a frightening sheen of oil on top. The flavor isn’t bad, but isn’t really spectacular. It just tastes like a peppermint tea with a bit of funk to it. Every sip of this tea leaves a thin oily residue on your lips reminiscent of a fresh application of lip balm. Fantastic tea for those with dry lips.
Flavors: Peppermint, White Chocolate
This smells strongly enough through the bag I dubbed it ‘peppermint danger,’ but I was hasty in giving it the moniker. Happily, the mint smell did not get stronger and sharper upon hitting the air, which is what my fear stemmed from. It does simply smell like peppermints! And the little candies and chips taste like those soft mints you give horses and/or me and mint white chocolate respectively. On the other hand, adding water genuinely resulted in such a horrible turn of events I was glad to put the lid on the pot. The liquor looks like mulm water. Heavily mulmy water. ‘Gravy’ is the most charitable, appetizing way to describe the color.
As for the taste, it’s unremarkable but nice enough- another buttermint, and not one with striking buttermintisity, although it is creamier, which is a nice touch on the tongue. It is, however, not a nice touch on the teapot. The film it left behind makes it rather not worth it. A very fine strainer might catch some of the sludge and make this worth a go.
Flavors: Cream, Peppermint, Vanilla
A cup full of candy cane peppermint bliss.
This cup of tea was smooth and had such a gentle but very full flavor. It almost tasted like a thin piece peppermint bark was melting on my tongue with every sip. The peppermint is stronger than the chocolate, but the white chocolate pieces give the tea a slightly lighter and cloudier appearance as well as a smooth creaminess. I found that the slower I took each sip, the stronger the peppermint was on my tongue, leaving a welcomed and flavorful lasting effect.
I could definitely see how some may find this too sweet, especially since it does have the white chocolate, sprinkles and the pieces of candy cane, however the sweetness was spot on for me. My critique would be that I would rather have more of the candy cane pieces instead of the sprinkles, just to boost the candy cane flavor a little, as well as to maintain the sweetness.
I discovered this tea on sale in late January, so I could not purchase a large quantity of loose leaf, just a few individual tea bags. I will most definitely be purchasing enough to last me through the whole year if/when it restocks this winter.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cream, Peppermint, Sweet, White Chocolate
Very candy tasting, reminds me of peppermint hot chocolate almost. The colour is very light, like if you added milk to it, which I suspect is from the white chocolate chips.
I’m hoping I don’t run out of it before it (if?) comes back!
Flavors: Candy, Creamy, Peppermint, White Chocolate
This is another tea from my accidental Sips By box. I’ve had this one before in a Christmas collection from a few years ago, and I enjoyed it at the time. There are so many sprinkles and white chocolate chips in the bag that there’s almost no actual tea. They make the water super white and cloudy and sweet, but I still needed to add a little extra sugar to bring the flavor out. It’s just like a liquid peppermint candy. This is the sort of tea that some people hate, but I don’t mind one bit. The only think that I dislike is how weird and clumpy it becomes if you put it in the fridge. So definitely drink it all in one sitting! Based on flavor alone, this one is is very nice.