Thursday, July 25, 2013

David's Tea Santa's Secret

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Ingredients: black tea, peppermint leaves, candy cane sprinkles, natural and aritifical flavoring
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 205 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: deep brown

This review is a little belated but I thought, why not celebrate Christmas in July? I sampled this tea as part of my David's Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar.  It intrigued me from the start because of the tiny candy canes. How much more festive can a tea get? The taste was a perfect combination of earthy, somewhat malty black tea and refreshing mint. There was a subtle hint of vanilla but it was just barely there. This tea was plenty delicious on its own but I think it would make a great latte as well. Just a touch of sweetener might even help the flavors to really pop. I was very much reminded of another blend by David's Tea called Read My Lips. It doesn't have the chocolate element but otherwise the two teas are very similar. Even though this review is being published way after Christmas (sorry for the backlog!), I'd be up for drinking this tea any time of year.

You can find out more about this tea here.