Carcadet de Noël

Tea type
Fruit Tea
Ingredients
Apple Pieces, Cardamom, Flavour, Hibiscus Flowers, Pink Peppercorns, Rose Hip Peels, Vanilla Flavour
Flavors
Almond, Cardamom, Ginger, Hibiscus, Peppercorn, Red Fruits, Spices, Tart, Wood, Floral, Sweet, Vanilla, Fruit Punch, Fruity, Candy, Cranberry
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 3 g 11 oz / 325 ml

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  • “This was a free sample with my order (thank you!). Should I have used it as someone’s stocking stuffer? Probably. But here we are. This tea is hibby first, with some complimentary spices and nuts...” Read full tasting note
  • “Dammann Frères Advent Day 8 (7-February 2021) Lexa didn’t want a black tea today, so we swapped days 7&8. I’m struggling to determine what exactly I’m tasting, but I can say I’m not really...” Read full tasting note
  • “Dammann Frères Advent 2021 – Day 14 This one is like drinking a spiced fruit punch jolly rancher. The hibiscus is definitely there, and I wish it was just a smidge softer, but the fruit punch...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Dammann Frères Advent Calendar – Day 8 What a pretty and festive wrapper! White with red foil stripes, like a candy cane. Despite this, I am not excited for this one. As far as I know,...” Read full tasting note
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From Dammann Freres

Apart from its lovely ruby colour, carcadet de Noël will surprise you with its delicious tangy notes of spices and fruit.

Dominant note : Gourmet notes
Secondary note(s) : Spicy / Woody
Type(s) of tea : Fruit infusion
Main flavor : Hibiscus
Complementary flavor(s) : Gingerbread, Pink peppercorns, Almond, Vanilla, Cardamom

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This was a free sample with my order (thank you!). Should I have used it as someone’s stocking stuffer? Probably. But here we are.

This tea is hibby first, with some complimentary spices and nuts to create that “Christmas feel” (no mistaking it for anything but). I think I’d prefer if the hibiscus was toned down a tad, but also think I’d feel more inclined to this profile in a few weeks – when it’s nippy out or during a ski trip (I miss skiing so much). It has something in common with mulled wine! I’m sure I’ll get to revisit this during the advent calendar though so all is not squandered yet (withholding rating until then!).

Flavors: Almond, Cardamom, Ginger, Hibiscus, Peppercorn, Red Fruits, Spices, Tart, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Evol Ving Ness

If I am not mistaken, carcadet means hibiscus.

CrowKettle

I think you’re right! On their web they have a carcadet/fruit infusions section (EN translated page), and I didn’t think anything of it, but that would make so much sense…

I actually don’t mind hibiscus-heavy or forward blends. I just don’t seek them out (unless they sound cool), or want large quantities of them.

Evol Ving Ness

I like hibiscus. What I don’t like (usually) is hibiscus with massive amounts of cinnamon.

CrowKettle

I drank this last night so memory might be foggy, but I’m not sure I even got cinnamon from this (now I’ll need to wait in suspense for a month before confirming cinnamon presence). It was still spiced though so similar effect?

CrowKettle

The empty tea bag smells like Forever Frosty from David’s Tea (almond, apple, citrus, spice), but less “sugarfill” and hibiscus for beet colouring.

Evol Ving Ness

Haha sugarfll! (Aand/or steviafill).

Highly unlikely that I would purchase another spiced hibiscus offering (unless truly it were AMAZING). I still have at least two such teas hanging around. I think really I prefer straight hibiscus.

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Dammann Frères Advent Day 8 (7-February 2021)

Lexa didn’t want a black tea today, so we swapped days 7&8.

I’m struggling to determine what exactly I’m tasting, but I can say I’m not really enjoying it.

The tea is a lovely pink colour from the hibiscus and there’s some tartness from the hibiscus, but then things start getting lost. There seems to be a hint of spice that’s most likely the peppercorns. There’s an odd scent that comes into the taste that makes me think of flat, warm cream soda pop. No thanks!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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Dammann Frères Advent 2021 – Day 14
This one is like drinking a spiced fruit punch jolly rancher. The hibiscus is definitely there, and I wish it was just a smidge softer, but the fruit punch flavors and spices balance it out pretty well. I do love the cardamon in this fruit tea.

Flavors: Candy, Cardamom, Fruit Punch, Spices

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Dammann Frères Advent Calendar – Day 8

What a pretty and festive wrapper! White with red foil stripes, like a candy cane. Despite this, I am not excited for this one. As far as I know, “carcadet” is Dammann code for fruit tisane. And those have never been favorites of mine… It smells pleasant enough though, with fruit and spices and a bit of tartness.

This steeped up a deep hibiscus red-purple (not a great sign for me, LOL). It’s honestly not half bad. The vague fruitiness combined with the hibiscus sort of approximates cranberry for me, and there is some pleasant mild spicing of cardamom and ginger. It is quite tart, but not quite sour enough to make me pucker.

It’s fine, but still a fruit tisane with hibiscus, of which there are many. I admit to being highly amused that on the Dammann website, it says “Main flavor: Hibiscus”. ROFL, well it’s definitely accurate! XD

Flavors: Cardamom, Cranberry, Ginger, Hibiscus, Red Fruits, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Advent 8.

Smells a lot like Flocons d’Épices which means vanilla-spice cola syrup, though this has a tartness to it like lemon-lime. It really does smell like soda to me. And pink bubblegum. A ribbon of bitter almond hiding underneath. My first thought when sipping was warm Christmas punch :) The hibiscus is perfectly tart, not acrid or biting at all. Awesome flavors, really nice for an hibiscus-rosehip blend!

Flavors: Fruit Punch, Spices, Tart, Vanilla

Mastress Alita

I love hibi-hip Christmas punch teas!

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