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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
223 tasting notes

A sweet fragrance of vanilla and strawberries rises from this enticing reddish brown brew. The taste carries the strawberries and cream through, though there is additionally a strong black tea underneath with some bitterness and astringency. The sweet taste lingers in the mouth like good cream. From sniffing the dry leaves I’d thought it might be too powerfully sweet for a morning tea and might be better in the afternoon, but the strong tea is a good enough contrast and the sweetness is subtle enough that this is not an issue.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
teaplz

This is one that’s on my to-buy list. Glad you enjoyed it, Carolyn!

Carolyn

I found it at the Williams-Sonoma Outlet store. I was suprised as I didn’t expect to be able to find this tea at all.

teaplz

I’ve seen it at Williams-Sonoma and Dean + Deluca, but I just haven’t had enough information on Mariage Freres at all to make an educated guess as to what to buy!

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teaplz

This is one that’s on my to-buy list. Glad you enjoyed it, Carolyn!

Carolyn

I found it at the Williams-Sonoma Outlet store. I was suprised as I didn’t expect to be able to find this tea at all.

teaplz

I’ve seen it at Williams-Sonoma and Dean + Deluca, but I just haven’t had enough information on Mariage Freres at all to make an educated guess as to what to buy!

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I’m a suddenly enthusiastic tea aficionado. I had no idea how varied and delicious teas could be. Also I’m a dairy-free vegetarian, so if you see me say “cream” or “milk” it means soy milk or soy cream.

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