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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
358 tasting notes

I think that I’ve been waiting to try this tea since forever, so thank you to Mercuryhime for this sample! The teabag version of this tea is in a cute little muslin sachet. It smells simply of sweet fruit, probably mostly of strawberry. The flavor is malty and fruity, with a fresh berry aftertaste. I completely agree that this tea tastes just like strawberries and cream, and it even has a creamy mouthfeel. It is really well blended, nice and strong black tea but with the perfect amount of flavor. I will definitely be picking some of this one up the next time I go to Chapel Hill!

-Muslin tea sachet with string.
-Teabag smells like sweet fruit. Tea liquor aroma is of strawberries and cream.
-Tea liquor is a cloudy dark brown color.
-Malty and fruity flavor and finish. Fresh berry aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. Fresh strawberries and cream flavor.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Have you tried Anna’s Blend from Tin Roof Teas? I was drinking Marco Polo but sometimes had trouble getting it just right. I think you would like it if you like Marco Polo.

Josie Jade

Yes, but I didn’t like Anna’s! It seemed to have too much of a sourcream/yogurty note to it, while this is all sweet cream. Or at least it is to me, anyways. :)

Mercuryhime

It is a cute tea bag isn’t it? Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Josie Jade

Yes, it is SO cute! :)

ashmanra

You are right about the flavor. There is definitely the tang of yogurt there, but I like it! I like this one, too, when I get it right! :)

ashmanra

Oh, Williams Sonoma also used to sell it, so you may want to check there if you are close to be before you go to Chapel Hill. Marco Polo, that is!

Josie Jade

Oh yay, we have a WS here. I’ll have to see if they carry it. Thanks for the tip!

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ashmanra

Have you tried Anna’s Blend from Tin Roof Teas? I was drinking Marco Polo but sometimes had trouble getting it just right. I think you would like it if you like Marco Polo.

Josie Jade

Yes, but I didn’t like Anna’s! It seemed to have too much of a sourcream/yogurty note to it, while this is all sweet cream. Or at least it is to me, anyways. :)

Mercuryhime

It is a cute tea bag isn’t it? Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Josie Jade

Yes, it is SO cute! :)

ashmanra

You are right about the flavor. There is definitely the tang of yogurt there, but I like it! I like this one, too, when I get it right! :)

ashmanra

Oh, Williams Sonoma also used to sell it, so you may want to check there if you are close to be before you go to Chapel Hill. Marco Polo, that is!

Josie Jade

Oh yay, we have a WS here. I’ll have to see if they carry it. Thanks for the tip!

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Just a Southern girl who loves sunshine, little dogs and all things tea!

I love animals and animal rescue. We have a rescued Chihuahua, Greyhound, Siamese and 2 Tabbies. We also foster kittens for the local humane society.

My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

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10 – Awful tea, wouldn’t purchase again
20 – Poor tea, wouldn’t purchase again
40 – Fair tea, might purchase again
60 – Good tea, likely to purchase again
80 – Very good tea, very likely to purchase again
100 – Excellent tea, will definitely purchase again

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