Dammann Frères Advent Calendar – Day 21 (from November backlog)
This one sounds interesting – a green tea with star anise, chestnut, maple, chocolate, clementine, and popcorn? I can’t imagine what this will taste like! The sachet has a very potent anise aroma that gives me pause… Ah well, here we go!
Well… It’s interesting for sure. The star anise is definitely the strongest note here, though it’s possible I got unlucky with my sachet. I do taste a bit of clementine in the middle of the sip, which adds a nice brightness. The end is all maple syrup, which is lovely as I generally find maple teas underwhelming. It tastes very much like real maple syrup as well, which is astonishing.
What a weird combination this is. The star anise is so overpowering, I have to wonder if I just happened to get extra in my sachet. It mostly tastes like black licorice, ha ha. I would be interested to try it again to compare, but I suppose I’ll have to settle for reading others’ advent notes. ;)
Flavors: Anise, Citrus, Licorice, Maple, Maple Syrup, Orange, Sweet