Dammann Frères Christmas Calendar 2014
I know it’s not even November yet, but Dammann has listed their Christmas calendar online. http://www.dammann.fr/coffrets/1081-advent-calendar-325992007714.html
The tea is offered in Sachets.
$24 US plus shipping for 24 sachets. Is it worth it?
I paid less at another site last year. I don’t know if I would only purchase it, but it was nice to sample a wide variety of their teas ( half of it last year was Christmas teas though, they have a lot of them) at what worked out to the price of a cup of tea at a café around here.
Oh that’s right…. Forgot about that from last year!
I was waiting for this to come out. And YES it is worth it.
it was more reasonably priced at the other place wasn’t it? or shipping was a bit better?
It was Sil, but I just checked that site and it’s not available there right now. They also don’t seem to be shipping to Canada anymore:-(. Other generalist French sites were selling it last year but most had sold out of it by the time I got it last year.
I remember buying this last year in November. It arrived a few days into December – I remember it being late to start with day 1.
That’s true, they seemed to sell out of it online and then restock it a day or two later. It seemed to do quite well!
I just checked my old emails. I bought directly from Dammann last year and it was 17 pounds plus 10 pounds for shipping internationally. This year it is 18 plus 12 for shipping.
I bought one last year and was disappointed. So many of the teas were their take on Xmas traditional food or customs in various areas and countries. I was hoping to have gotten a good feel for their teas with the calendar and I didn’t get that at all. There were probably 10 that I didn’t try after reading the description because I was tired of being let down. It’s a shame, because I love a good advent calendar.
Well it came!!!! Way too early but I am glad I have it. I also picked up a bunch of other teas too. Well not a bunch, but anyway… more tea than I needed.
SPOILER ALERT SPOLIER ALERT
From the best of my memory, about half of the teas are the same as last year, but about half are new (as far as I can recall).
Woot! I am excited for this.
Also, quite a shame I received this from France in about 9 days and I can’t get teas from Canadian companies in that time.
Nice to know it isn’t exactly the same as last year and yay to new teas! What did you get?
I got 100g each of gout russe and coquelicot gourmand. And also a bunch of free samples.
Most of the repeat teas appear to be the “Christmas” teas. It makes sens they are in the calendar I think. Anyway. I am just happy to have some good Dammann teas to drink. And to also act like a child over a kind of grown up advent calendar. I am still gonna one of those cheapy chocolate advent calendars too. And probably a lifesavers book…
So on the Dammann website the calendar is now listed for 19 pounds (it was 18 pounds when I bought mine a few weeks ago). That’s too bad. I hope they don’t put the prices up because of the holidays.
In other news, get yours before it gets too expensive.
Weird, it still says 18 Euros for me. I’m contemplating it (and have like a million others in the basket too, bringing the total to 100 Euros worth of tea :/ ) but who needs that much black tea haha.
Ha ha. I am still getting 19 euros (and I guess I meant euros and not pounds). I’m checking www.dammann.fr if that makes a difference…
I noticed it going back and forth from 18 to 19 euros before. Gotta catch it at the right time I guess!