I am a great fan of Mariage Freres teas, and having had the great good fortune to have recently spent two years in Paris gave me many opportunities to sample their wares. If I had to pick one favorite of theirs, this would be it. It’s similar to their Vanille des Iles, but with a deeper and slightly sweeter flavor. It stands up to milk and sugar well and leaves a hauntingly beautiful aftertaste. I’m no longer in Paris but see that it may be available via mail order to those of us in the US – this is very good news. If you like vanilla tea which is rich and tasty, give this a try.