When I saw that Teavana had a new batch of blends I decided it’s time to go in and look for Christmas gifts ;) I picked up some the Thai tea and all I can tell you is this tea is fabulous! The aroma is fantastic, the flavor is great too. The anise star is not overpowering. I threw a dash of almond milk in it and reminded me of a wonderful Christmas tea. Well done Teavana! Definitely one of my new favs!