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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
111 tasting notes

Mmmmm. A very good cup with a wonderful nose to it. It smells strawberrish mixed with vanilla in the tin and then once it has had time to steep it smells more flowery to me. It is very smooth going down not so much as creamy or silky just that it is not as strong or bitter as some blacks that I have tasted do (I love black teas).
The more it cools off the more flavors I am able to pick up I definently taste berries but not necessarily strawberries more like maybe a black raspberry sorta taste and a very soft floral taste it tastes like the black coffee is going to come out and try to add a bitter taste to it but the berry/floral won’t let the black come out and bite you with it’s bitterness. Almost like the black and the berry/floral are at war but a good war… not that wars are good in any sense but I guess I should say flavor war in my mouth and I am enjoying their war. As I near the end of my cup I get a taste and smell of something familiar yet I can’t quite place it….hmmm I’ll try to figure it out in my next cup! A very nice cup. I can’t wait to try it with some La Madeleine Strawberry Napoleon for dessert YUM.

Gander

Every time I read a tasting note, I want to try Mariage Freres (esp. Marco Polo and Wedding Imperial) more and more. I wish it was a bit easier to buy in US, but as much as I am excited for it, I hesitate to buy a pricey whole tin before I get a chance to try it!
Your description was… very tempting!

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Gander

Every time I read a tasting note, I want to try Mariage Freres (esp. Marco Polo and Wedding Imperial) more and more. I wish it was a bit easier to buy in US, but as much as I am excited for it, I hesitate to buy a pricey whole tin before I get a chance to try it!
Your description was… very tempting!

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