24 Days of Tea: Day 24

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!!! SPOILERS !!!

If you do not want to know the types of tea or order that the teas come up in this advent calendar than don’t read any further 🙂

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For those of you who don’t know, this is a loose leaf tea advent calendar made by the Canadian tea company, David’s Tea. Each day has a different tea flavour that comes in a little tin and can make about 2-3 cups of tea per day. It is my mom who drinks the tea so these will be her opinions about the tea itself.

The day has finally come (only 4 days late) for our very last tea of our calendar! Let’s see which flavour it was:

Santa's Secret

Santa’s Secret

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: black tea, peppermint, sprinkles, natural and artificial flavouring.

How to Prepare: 1.5 tsp, 98°C (208°F), 4-6 minutes

Santa's Secret Tea Ball

One thing we really liked about this tea was the cute factor of the little candy cane sprinkles in the mix. It just adds a nice little touch. I have to say that I really liked the smell of this tea. I don’t think any of the peppermint teas we have had have been black so it was interesting to see the difference. This smelled like a much sweeter, more candy-like mint than the other ones we have had. If you have read my other David’s Tea posts, you will know that my mom is not a fan of mint teas so I didn’t think she would like this one.

Santa's Secret Steeped

This was apparently quite a sweet tea with just a hint of mint, nothing like the other mint teas we have come across through our 24 Days of Tea. It still wasn’t one of moms favourites though so I think that she is going to give it away. I was kind of hoping this might be the one that changed her mind about some minty teas but no such luck. That is okay though, no harm in trying.

I do have to say that I am a little bit sad the 24 days are over. It has been really fun after dinner every day (or at least most days) being excited about which kind of tea we would get that day. I also think I was way too excited considering I don’t even drink tea, but it was nice to see mom so enthusiastic about it. I think that this is definitely a wonderful introduction to loose leaf teas and an amazing way to try many different flavours without investing too much money.

I think that this is something mom would probably do again and something I would really enjoy blogging about again. It was tough to keep up with it on a daily basis but I was glad to do it. Thank you so much to everyone who kept up with my 24 Days of Tea posts and I hope you will find some other posts of mine to enjoy!

xo Amanda

Disclaimer: Tea description taken from the David’s Tea website. Advent calendar was paid for with my own money and all pictures and opinions are my own/my mom’s

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