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drank Black Orchid by Mariage Frères
237 tasting notes

Next to the last serving of one of my all-time favorite teas from my all-time favorite tea house. It’s vanilla with an overlay of malt and at least one other flavor I have a hard time fully ID’ing – could be brandy or whisky, or even pipe tobacco. Something sweet but sharp, heady and aromatic, and truly irresistible. Excellent with cream and sugar.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec
JacquelineM

That sounds amazing.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Agreed this sounds great!

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JacquelineM

That sounds amazing.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Agreed this sounds great!

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Grandma introduced me to tea as a kid (lipton with milk and sugar; a bit poured into the saucer to cool it down and then sipped from there), and I’ve never looked back. Still have a slight preference for teas that go well with milk (or even better, cream) and sugar, but since Grandma’s day I’ve branched out to appreciate green and white teas, rooibos and pu erh. Absolutely love Mariage Freres!

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