Day 24: Santa’s Secret

Hello readers!!!

It’s Christmas Eve and you know what that means….WE DID IT!  After this post we will have officially reviewed every tea from DAVIDsTEA 24 days of tea AND put out a blog every day! Go us! And just like last year Brooke and I have thoroughly enjoyed the process. Although it was a bit difficult at times with our busy schedules, we are so glad we completed the set! So without further adieu let’s get down to it, let’s taste Santa’s Secret brew!

Tea: Santa’s Secret

Santa's Secret from DAVIDsTEA

Description: Need a little helper?

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”

Ingredients: Chinese black tea, peppermint leaves, candy cane sprinkles.

Steeping Instructions: 1.5 tsp, 98°C, 4-6 min

I was a little late coming into the tea review yet again (this one hour time difference is tough!), so Brooke’s Mom, Cathy started us off:

Cathy: Wooof! That’s a smell. Is that ever pepperminty! If it tastes as good as it smells, I’m going to love it!


Cathy: Cough, splutter, cough. Oops!

Cathy: Mmm!

Cathy: It’s really good! I don’t really like black tea but with all those sugary candy canes…yum! Maybe I just need to put a candy cane in all my teas?

Cathy: I quite like it! It inspires me to do my Christmas recordings for 107.7FM.

Back in Bolton, my water finally boiled so I  was able to hop on Skype just in time to review the tea with Brooke while Cathy ran a few errands.

Stacey: Mmmm.
Brooke: Ahhhh!
Brooke: I love that this is a black tea.
Stacey: Yeah, because often times peppermint tea is a herbal.
Brooke: Mmm, the black tea weighs down the peppermint quite nicely.
Stacey: So glad we are enjoying this on the day we are supposed to, unlike last time when we were having it in March.
Brooke: I am going to make short work of this cup, oh boy.
Stacey: Mhmm, a perfect Christmas blend!

Those who were with us last year will remember that we enjoyed this tea quite a bit the last time around…only we sipped on it closer to Easter than Christmas. So it’s a bit more fitting that we are actually sipping this tea on Christmas Eve.

Brooke: This is good- I like how the black tea rounds out the flavour.
Stacey:  Mhmm. It is quite tasty and adds something quite festive to the black tea.
Brooke:  A bit too sugary though.
Stacey:  Oh really? From the candy cane?
Brooke: Yes.
Stacey: Hmm, I don’t really get that. I just get nice hint of it, like I stirred my tea with a candy cane. Delish!

Tea Vibes:
Brooke: What a great way to end the set! And how lovely that we get to enjoy Santa’s Secret on his special day. This is a great tea to wake up to and enjoy its smooth tones mix with lovely mint. Merry Christmas to ME! Oh, and you. 4/5
Stacey: This was a lovely tea–so lovely in fact that I will be enjoying a cup of this tomorrow morning as well. It makes you feel more Christmassy with every sip. Mmm, mmm! Santa did well with this brew. 4/5
And that’s a wrap (pun intended)! Thank you so much for joining us on this wonderful journey! We are hoping to follow these posts up with a review of our favourites from the set, so look for that in the New Year. For now, Brooke and I are going to take a much needed break from writing. But not a break from tea–never a break from tea, goodness no. We hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Until next tea,
Stacey and Brooke
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good tea!