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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
911 tasting notes

Today has not started out all that awesomely. Had issues getting up, kitties decided that the light timer in the bedroom didn’t really need to come on, ended up running late and then I went into the kitchen to make tea before I was (finally!) out the door and oh no! The Zojirushi was not plugged in! Augh! Either I forgot to plug it back in after refilling it last night or one of the cats had gotten on the counter and managed to unplug it. Either way, water for tea was not ready. So I boiled some. Which meant I was really running late but hey, I can’t be without tea.

I decided to try this one with a little sugar and milk since I haven’t yet. I used a teaspoon-ish of sugar and maybe a teaspoon and a half of milk for my 12oz. Something like that. And OMG, why didn’t I do this sooner? So good. Have you ever taken frozen strawberries, sprinkled them with sugar, poured a little milk over them and then eaten them with a spoon? That’s what this tea was like. But instead of regular strawberry, this was a tea strawberry. Tea-berry. Straw-tea? Strawbetea? Strea?

Anyway, it was a perfect blend of tea and strawberry dropped into a bowl, sprinkled with sugar, splashed with milk… and served at boiling. Okay, so not exactly like frozen strawberries with sugar and milk but that’s what it made me think of and it was so good. Fresh and tart but still sweet and dessert-y. The fresh berry taste was still there and kept this from being overwhelmingly sweet but the sugar and milk (okay, half and half) added a great dessert quality to the drink.

The tea didn’t make me show up to work any earlier or make traffic bend to my will or anything but I sure was in a better mood while dealing with all that and I was smiling when I showed up late to work. So go tea!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Bethany

Your cats sound as mischievous as mine. Her new favorite thing is stealing socks from my drawer and pretending that they’re prey. She meows in the middle of the night until I get up and tell her thanks for my own socks.

teaplz

Lovvess this! So happy the tea was worth the lateness!

Auggy

Hah! Love it! One of my kitties has taken to molesting my slippers. http://pinkness.danzimmermann.com/2010/01/avert-your-eyes.html Not cool but still pretty funny!
And tea is always worth lateness! (Shh! Don’t tell my boss that!)

Angrboda

LMAO!!! Awwww kitteh! :D That’s a lovely fur colour, though. Almost golden.

Meghann M

Te hehe the kitties are funny aren’t they? That tea sounds so good, sounds well worth the delay. Glad to see my local Williams and Sonoma had this in stock yesterday but $22/tin (20 sachets) was too much for my budget yesterday.

Jillian

@Auggy: LOL! Your cat looks like a monster BTW! XD

Auggy

Angrboda, The vet paperwork lists him as ‘buff’ but he really looks like an orange tabby with the intensity turned down. He’s very handsome. (Not that I’m biased).

Meghann, If you like strawberries, it’s a great tea! And can be resteeped if you are so inclined.

Jillian, He is! He’s a huge 23 pounds! He’s much too fat but we are working with the vet to try to get his pudge down a little. So far it isn’t working too well but we have hope.

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Bethany

Your cats sound as mischievous as mine. Her new favorite thing is stealing socks from my drawer and pretending that they’re prey. She meows in the middle of the night until I get up and tell her thanks for my own socks.

teaplz

Lovvess this! So happy the tea was worth the lateness!

Auggy

Hah! Love it! One of my kitties has taken to molesting my slippers. http://pinkness.danzimmermann.com/2010/01/avert-your-eyes.html Not cool but still pretty funny!
And tea is always worth lateness! (Shh! Don’t tell my boss that!)

Angrboda

LMAO!!! Awwww kitteh! :D That’s a lovely fur colour, though. Almost golden.

Meghann M

Te hehe the kitties are funny aren’t they? That tea sounds so good, sounds well worth the delay. Glad to see my local Williams and Sonoma had this in stock yesterday but $22/tin (20 sachets) was too much for my budget yesterday.

Jillian

@Auggy: LOL! Your cat looks like a monster BTW! XD

Auggy

Angrboda, The vet paperwork lists him as ‘buff’ but he really looks like an orange tabby with the intensity turned down. He’s very handsome. (Not that I’m biased).

Meghann, If you like strawberries, it’s a great tea! And can be resteeped if you are so inclined.

Jillian, He is! He’s a huge 23 pounds! He’s much too fat but we are working with the vet to try to get his pudge down a little. So far it isn’t working too well but we have hope.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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