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I got several teabags from a friend of mine who ordered it straight from paris. I personally have not been to well acquainted with Mariage Fieres teas as its quite rare outside the US or elsewhere without ordering online. Its certainly a fine treat as the tea itself is quite in harmony with the bergamont and mint which really complemented each other well. The first sip was like a rush of cool breeze in my mouth and a citrus finish, the gunpowder definitely gave it a nice calm feeling. I feel an urge to hug my friend for this generosity and certainly shake the hand of the Mariage’s tea master!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Bonnie

Enjoyed your discription. Is the mint spearmint in the Moroccan style? Been wanting to try this brand also because of the highest of ratings.

Anthony Bazic

I have had the tea several times, its more like mint than spear mint to me (if that makes any sense). I don’t know actually they use real Moroccan mint, but I guess it tastes the same way but a bit stronger.

Bonnie

Before I moved from California, one of my dearest friends took me to a Lebanese Tea House in San Francisco where we had pastry and a large ornate brass pot of very hot water with an enormous bunch of mint and an equally huge amount of sugar inside set steeping in front of us. Now and then a waiter would reappear and replenish the water/sugar. We had lovely small etched glasses in silver holders to sit and sip slowly for hours. Such luxury. I absolutely loved it. This and a coffee ceremony my Eritrian friend gave me are my favorite beverage memories outside of wine tasting. Love mint done well so I grew 6 organic varieties last Summer just to make mint tea.

Anthony Bazic

Gilded glass holders are a thing of beauty! Its really shares a heritage with the Russians who also have cup holders but are instead made of silver…the only thing about it that it can get quite unbearably hot with really hot tea. A small price to pay to sip some fine brew!

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Bonnie

Enjoyed your discription. Is the mint spearmint in the Moroccan style? Been wanting to try this brand also because of the highest of ratings.

Anthony Bazic

I have had the tea several times, its more like mint than spear mint to me (if that makes any sense). I don’t know actually they use real Moroccan mint, but I guess it tastes the same way but a bit stronger.

Bonnie

Before I moved from California, one of my dearest friends took me to a Lebanese Tea House in San Francisco where we had pastry and a large ornate brass pot of very hot water with an enormous bunch of mint and an equally huge amount of sugar inside set steeping in front of us. Now and then a waiter would reappear and replenish the water/sugar. We had lovely small etched glasses in silver holders to sit and sip slowly for hours. Such luxury. I absolutely loved it. This and a coffee ceremony my Eritrian friend gave me are my favorite beverage memories outside of wine tasting. Love mint done well so I grew 6 organic varieties last Summer just to make mint tea.

Anthony Bazic

Gilded glass holders are a thing of beauty! Its really shares a heritage with the Russians who also have cup holders but are instead made of silver…the only thing about it that it can get quite unbearably hot with really hot tea. A small price to pay to sip some fine brew!

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I’m a tea lover and a traveler. I believe in delving into cultures and cuisines. In so doing, I have found tea to be the most exciting and adventurous beverage in the world that has played a role in history and in the lives of many. Now that’s a shrub isn’t it!
Note: I may be a purist at times where some teas needs to be enjoyed naturally, yet I do enjoy many other teas that find its way into my palate!

Favorite Teas: Yunnan teas, the staple Assam and some Darjeeling, love Japanese greens, and “indie” teas either home grown or unfamiliar regions i.e. Turkey, Georgia, love Tisanes, Oolongs, some white teas, and my favorite staple: Chai teas.

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