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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
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I got this in a tea trade with silvermage2000 (thank you!) along with a bunch of other teas I need to try still.

The smell of the dry tea reminds my a of vanilla…only not quite. I can pick up sweet creamy notes that make me think of a dessert of some kind. When I add though water though, I smell strawberries – strawberry puree with some sweet cream added to it maybe. That impression stays with me as I taste the liquid too. It’s a very dessert-like tea, not heavy or harsh in any way. I imagin it would taste good with milk, but it’s perfectly drinkable on it’s own aswell.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LENA

my husband said that this one tasted like strawberry/blueberry muffins to him. i wasn’t a huge fan, but he really liked it. i like to know exactly what is in my tea, or at least the general flavors…not “secret mysterious blend”. :)

Jillian

I’m generally that way too, but Mariage Freres is a pretty high-quality, long-lived tea company, so I have some faith that they know what they’re doing. :)

LENA

Oh, I don’t doubt what they are doing. I just like to know. A touch of OCD? hehe!

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LENA

my husband said that this one tasted like strawberry/blueberry muffins to him. i wasn’t a huge fan, but he really liked it. i like to know exactly what is in my tea, or at least the general flavors…not “secret mysterious blend”. :)

Jillian

I’m generally that way too, but Mariage Freres is a pretty high-quality, long-lived tea company, so I have some faith that they know what they’re doing. :)

LENA

Oh, I don’t doubt what they are doing. I just like to know. A touch of OCD? hehe!

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