Dammann Frères Advent Calendar – Day 17 (from November backlog)
Yay, this is another one that I really wanted to try! Double advent jackpot today! Dry, the sachet has a strong and somewhat tart fruity scent.
I quite like it. The added flavoring is somewhat subtle, which is lovely because it lets the yummy houjicha shine. This tastes like a somewhat lighter roast to me, as I get some of the fresh grassiness of the green tea along with the yummy roasty notes. The pear specifically is very light, though I do taste it as a crisp and refreshing note, especially at the end of the sip. The vanilla is somewhat custardy. I wish they hadn’t added the gingerbread here, as their gingerbread flavor always reminds me of bubblegum, luckily it’s quite light so doesn’t detract too much. It would’ve perhaps been nicer with just a soft and sweet cinnamon note instead.
Very enjoyable, though the bubblegum gingerbread makes it questionable as to whether I would order this… It’s a shame, because I really love the other flavors here.
Flavors: Candy, Custard, Grass, Pear, Roasted, Spices, Sweet, Vanilla