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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
902 tasting notes

I was very excited when I found this last night at Williams Sonoma. They had 3 different flavors, and I picked this one (mainly because I pulled out my iphone to check the ratings on Steepster).

I brewed for 4 minutes instead of my usual 5 that I do with black teas, thinking that I could always brew it for another minute if it was weak. It’s not weak. In fact, it’s much more bitter than I thought it would be. Yes, there’s the taste of strawberries, and the taste of cream, but the bitterness and astringency are what I’m really noticing. Apparently this would be better with cream and sugar…but since I’ve no cream on hand (or milk, either, for that matter), I’ll be drinking it neat. And will brew for 3 minutes next time. Going to wait to rate it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Adham

What other Mariage Freres varieties did they have at W/S?

Jaime

Earl Grey Silver Tips and one of the Darjeelings (can’t remember which one off the top of my head, though).

Adham

Hmmm…I’ll have to see what the one near me has.

Jaime

I was pretty amazed that they had it. I figured I’d have to make a treck to Jungle Jim’s (international grocery store in Ohio) to find it in the French section. Maybe your W/S will have more than the three mine did!

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Adham

What other Mariage Freres varieties did they have at W/S?

Jaime

Earl Grey Silver Tips and one of the Darjeelings (can’t remember which one off the top of my head, though).

Adham

Hmmm…I’ll have to see what the one near me has.

Jaime

I was pretty amazed that they had it. I figured I’d have to make a treck to Jungle Jim’s (international grocery store in Ohio) to find it in the French section. Maybe your W/S will have more than the three mine did!

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My love of tea started in 2001, whilst in an internship in London, England. I shared an office with a lovely man who would make me a cup of tea every morning without asking me if I even wanted it. I drink my tea neat now, because I’ve yet to find the sugar/milk combination that lives up to Pablo’s.

I drink any and all kinds of tea, and love trying new brands/varieties/flavors.

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