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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
1112 tasting notes

I let this go to 5 minutes today (how I usually steep most black teas) to see what would happen – NOW I’m getting the flowers! When I want to weep with nostalgia, I’ll steep to 4 minutes, and when I want strawberries and roses, I’ll steep to 5 minutes. WOW.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
PattiM

I have Marco Polo on order based on your prior post (should be here this week, if the snow does not delay it.) Good to know about the 5 minute steep time—I’m usually leery of going over 4 min. with a black tea, because I’m still so new to tea, but I will be more courageous in future! :)

Ricky

Curious as to where you ordered Marco Polo or Mariage Freres online for that matter.

PattiM

Market Hall Foods

Ricky

Thanks! Funny, I was just on that site earlier today.

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PattiM

I have Marco Polo on order based on your prior post (should be here this week, if the snow does not delay it.) Good to know about the 5 minute steep time—I’m usually leery of going over 4 min. with a black tea, because I’m still so new to tea, but I will be more courageous in future! :)

Ricky

Curious as to where you ordered Marco Polo or Mariage Freres online for that matter.

PattiM

Market Hall Foods

Ricky

Thanks! Funny, I was just on that site earlier today.

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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