Santa's Secret

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Black Tea
Black Tea, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Peppermint, Sprinkles
Creamy, Peppermint, Sweet, Vanilla, Earth, Frosting, Mint, Smooth, Chocolate, Artificial, Cotton Candy, Spearmint, Candy, Milk, Sugarcane, Cream, Dark Chocolate, Smoke, Forest Floor, Cloves, Sugar
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Edit tea info Last updated by Perry Papadopoulos
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 4 g 28 oz / 838 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
  • “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 carton home with...” 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 that is...” 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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486 Tasting Notes

46 tasting notes

This tea is very spicy. I was expecting something near “Read my lips” but it’s not. The peppermint and the candy canes doesn’t taste much and the spices are the only thing i taste. I don’t know if i’m gonna try again.
The tea blend smells so good, but when you steep it, the sweet smell change a little bit.

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You must’ve gotten a spicier mix, when I tried this all I tasted was the candycane-ness… guess it depends on the ratio of tea-spice-peppermint, eh?


oh maybe!! i will try again! thanks for the advice! :)

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62 tasting notes

Decided to have a cup of this tea to warm me up from a cold bike commute to work. Nice peppermint taste. Sometimes I find black teas and me don’t get along because they tend to be bitter but this one I like. Hopefully Davids Tea brings it back as part of their winter collection

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Now I know this tea is “technically” a Christmas tea, the name being Santa’s Secret and all, but I’d like to dispute this. I stocked up on this deliciously sweet blend during the holiday season after discovering how tasty it was, but I’ve already blown through my entire stash, leaving a sad and empty tin on my shelf where Santa’s Secret once sat! I’m a big fan of peppermint teas in general, which gives me a bit of a bias on this tea review, but the addition of orange peel, cinnamon and clove to this black tea gives it a kick worth raving about. I like to steep it till it’s quite dark, and then add a bit of raw cane sugar and some vanilla soy milk to top it off; it also makes a delicious latte. Even if you’re not a huge mint fan, you may still want to give this one a try: after all, who can say no to a tea with miniature candy canes floating around in it?

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53 tasting notes

I’m a little late at logging this one. I have a huge backlog of tea to go through, but here I am, finally trying to uncover Santa’s Secret.

I like this one quite a bit. The peppermint is very evident (and I love peppermint), and the addition of the spices and mini candy canes is a subtle, but nice, touch. I managed to get two good steeps out of a tbsp in a 12 oz mug, which is pretty good, and it has enough kick to get you through a rough work day.

Hopefully this tea makes a comeback next winter.

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I admit it… I’ve been hoarding this tea! shhhh..don’t tell anyone about my secret stash!
There is something so vanilla-pepperminty about it that I wish it wasn’t a seasonal flavour and lasted as long as the snow stays on the ground…which can be a long time in Toronto!

That hint of vanilla softens the peppermint in this black tea which is not only delicious, but pretty to look at with it’s scattering of mini candy canes. There is just enough caffeine to keep me sane without going into overdrive and I find it the perfect afternoon tea to read a book, check emails and hit on cute boys.

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65 tasting notes

I really, reeeeeeally like this stuff. I bought it because the ingredient list sounded like German Christmas – mint and orange peel and spices. The taste is much smoother than I expected, and I’m finding that I like the blend a bit more than chocolate mint.

And, once again, one of my favourites is seasonal…

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121 tasting notes

Oops, I’m sorry Santa, I steeped you for too long. At least vanilla almond milk will fix you right up. Still enjoying this tea, it’s my go to tea when I’m making gifts. The peppermint isn’t too strong and I’m still getting my caffeine fix from the black tea. Now if only this stupid soy wax would melt..

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33 tasting notes

There’s always something funny about David’s black teas. They all must have the same base. I got a small sample of this because I had a craving for peppermint tea.

There are little candycanes in it. It’s quite cute. On sip you get that funky David’s black then a hint of peppermint. This tea is not very strong. It’s actually quite blah. I don’t think I’ll restock once I run out.

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seriously though this tea tastes like christmas to me. This is going to be my pumpkin chai in the winter ! It has very good minty notes and a nice black tea base. This is my first tea i’m drinking out of the christmas collection and i have to say i’m quite surprised. Let me just say i’m also drinking it out of a DT heat sensitive mug so its so magical ! Well yet again DavidsTea surprised me with another wonderful blend.

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90 tasting notes

stuck with pepperminty as I moved to black tea this morning. This was good, but I found myself missing the chocolate notes of read my lips. Which now that I think about I haven’t had in a while (have that tomorrow)

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