This was the second tea I tried from my recent (and very first!) comedically massive AQTT haul.
I figured I may as well drink the Santa one now, in keeping with the holiday season!

To be honest, I’m not even entirely sure I read the description before i ordered this. I know that I used to be a big fan of DT Santa’s Secret, and in general I’m a big fan of Santa himself so my decision to purchase this one didn’t actually require much thought.

I sniffed it last night when my order came in and thought it smelled pretty tasty, though I admit I was a bit surprised it was a chocolate and caramel vs vanilla and minty type of blend, but that goes back to the fact that I absolutely didn’t read the description ahead of time.

Fun Fact – I’m pretty well “over” flavoured tea blends that contain chocolate flavouring. The reason for this is because I love chocolate SO much, like, with every fiber of my being, every beat of my heart, every breath of air that I inhale, so any sort of attempt at recreating the essence of chocolate always strikes me as pretty fake tasting. Like, sorry, this is not going to happen so stop trying. HOWEVER, I’ve always been able to drink Butiki’s chocolate teas, not that I reached for them daily but did enjoy them. I know, THERE I GO AGAIN with the comparing. But, it’s all I can compare right now.

This tea definitely reminded me of some of Butiki’s, seems like maybe a similar flavoring was used or something.

Thing is, I enjoyed it, I really did. I will drink it again and I’m glad I bought it. I still like vanilla tea more than chocolate tea but this was tasty. I love caramel and coconut and perhaps the fact that this was WHITE chocolate made it more acceptable/less blasphemous to try to recreate in tea.

For some perspective – I can tell you with utmost sincerity that the chances are VERY high that I won’t ever purchase a chocolate flavoured tea from Davids ever again. Just as an example. Because they like to put all these disgustingly sweet sugar crystals/stevia/whatever and it makes it unbearable and totally chemical.

THIS tea, was the opposite of that. I drank it with a bit of blend cream because that’s what I had. And because that’s how I always liked Santa’s Secret. And I will probably do it the same next time :)

SO for someone who has all but given up on the types of dessert teas which involve chocolate flavoring, I give this one a Thumbs Up.


ETA I just sniffed it again and it smells kinda rummy or something. Yum.


This sounds soooo good! o_0


It is quite tasty!

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This sounds soooo good! o_0


It is quite tasty!

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I love tea. I love my mini-me daughter, my husband, my dog Wally, Netflix, shopping, and tea. Some other stuff too, but these are the most important!

Some favourites -

My new favourite tea company is A Quarter to Tea. I love the flavouring used and how it doesn’t seem fake, and the combinations are so delicious. Right up my alley.

My favourite teas are black, I love Laoshan Black and Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black tea from TTC. Also many of Teavivre’s black teas.

Butiki teas RIP, I loved how the flavours were subtle and not fake tasting and didn’t overwhelm the tea base. Trust that I am dramatically mourning the loss of this company!

Teavivre, Whispering Pines and Mariage Freres are some more tea companies I appreciate. Along with Davidstea as it was the ‘gateway drug’ to my tea addiction. Though I’m mostly over it now, I’ve definitely moved on from the artificially flavoured teas and am trying more quality straight teas!

My ultimate goal is to try as many French teas as possible – and to finally find a source in Canada for Mariage Freres so I can buy Wedding Imperial, and Black Orchid for sure.

I would like to try any Taiwanese Assams that exist in the world!

Also continuously on the hunt for Fauchon – La Naissance. If anyone has some of this I would pay for it!!! It’s my number one all time favourite tea.

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.


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