drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
1811 tasting notes

You could have knocked me over with a feather. Tonight, hubby looked up from his laptop and asked, “Do you still have some of that tea called Marco Polo?” Needless to say, I pretty much leapt from the sofa and zoomed to the kitchen to make it.

This is an amazing tea. It is also a finicky tea to me. Don’t oversteep or you will be disappointed. I usually go just over 2 1/2 minutes with it, but got tied up doing something else and didn’t get the leaves out until almost four minutes. It was still good, especially for hubby since he adds milk and sugar to this one. It was decent enough for me to drink it plain. I also realize my tin is getting on up there in age…pushing two years old.

I made this since he requested it, but very very soon I am going to fix a pot of Anna’s Blend from Tin Roof Teas to share with him. It is very similar but has a less fussy base, plus the yogurt flavor adds a lovely, creamy tang to the tea that really ups the interest.

Tunes: Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel, The Otherly Opus by Joy Electric

Ysaurella

Marco Polo is THE STAR of the Mariage Frères card and I really wonder why I never tried it !

ashmanra

It has a lovely strawberry/floral taste. I do like it best with a shorter steep time.

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Ysaurella

Marco Polo is THE STAR of the Mariage Frères card and I really wonder why I never tried it !

ashmanra

It has a lovely strawberry/floral taste. I do like it best with a shorter steep time.

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