Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: David’s Tea
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”.
Every year I try to tell my family that Santa would prefer tea instead of milk with the cookies we sit out for the jolly old elf. They don’t believe me, but maybe this tea will convince them!
My first reaction – my first sip – was CANDY CANE! It was sweet, minty and delicious. Now that I’ve taken a few sips, it tastes a little less like candy cane (although that taste is still there), and more like a black tea that has been flavored with candy cane. The mint flavor is just right – it doesn’t taste overly minty. It tastes crisp and fresh and exhilarating with a sweetness that is not too sweet. Perfect for dipping your favorite Christmas cookies!
The black tea base is strong without being overly aggressive. It seems to be in perfect harmony with the mint flavor. It is a very well-balanced cup.
I find this to be delightful as a hot tea and that’s just what I want this time of year. It has a refreshingly sweet taste that requires no additions, although it might be nice with a splash of milk.
Yep, I think Santa would be a very JOLLY old elf indeed if you surprised him with a cup of this tea instead of a glass of milk!