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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
911 tasting notes

I am so close to being out of this sample it’s not even funny. I have maybe half a cup left. This makes me very sad. This morning I added a bit of sugar and half & half and put this into my tumbler for my drive to work.

So good. Bold and tea-y with a great note of strawberry sauce, like the kind that is put on cheesecake. The taste of the tea was stouter than previous times I’ve had this, probably because I inadvertently oversteeped a bit – but it dealt with it well and actually fit the whole morning tea purpose. I also made up a second steep of this before I left and put it in the fridge. I’m looking forward to seeing how this is cold.

This tea is seriously going to make me find a Mariage Freres vendor since the only one I know of is about an hour or so from my house. But I might have to make a visit there.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec
Angrboda

Tea-y tea? :p That has a certain mission accomplished type ring to it.

I have wicked designs on this one when I go to Paris in april. I hope I’ll be able to find some.

JacquelineM

Angrboda – Mariage Freres has several tea houses in Paris – you can even sit and try it to see if you like it first! I can’t wait to hear about your trip – April in Paris – how dreamy!

Angrboda

I don’t know if it’s particularly dreamy… The boyfriend is making me go, travelling is a super-stressful thing for me, so I’ve got some low-level panic going on. I have informed him, though, that I want to look for some tea, so we’ll just see if we get around to it.

JacquelineM

I’m an anxious traveler too. When we went to California last May,I burst into tears in the van to the airport!! I couIdn’t contain my nerves! I try and push myself because I always learn so much when I travel, but it does not come naturally to me. I’m not a freewheeling get up and go anwhere anytime person at all.

Luthien

Oooh, I’ve just been wondering about maybe getting some tea when I do a day trip to Paris (from London) in May. takes note

__Morgana__

Looks like Dean & DeLuca’s web site has a fair selection of Mariage Freres stuff. I bought some darjeeling on a lark in a Williams Sonoma the other day but it was the only kind they had there. Of course, I’d much rather get it in Paris!

Auggy

Yes, tea-y tea! Hehe! Not the most descriptive, I know. But I was just enjoying the cup and sort of ignored the nuances so I ended up with a very strong tea tasting flavored tea feeling once everything was said and done so that’s the best I could come up with. Hey, I’m just not that brilliant in the mornings! :)
My big traveling stress comes with packing. I think everything should fit like a puzzle and get upset when it doesn’t. But tea in Paris still sounds fun – I’d pack for that! :)

gmathis

Amen to the travel stress … the being there part is great; the in-transit angst is a whole ’nother thing.

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Angrboda

Tea-y tea? :p That has a certain mission accomplished type ring to it.

I have wicked designs on this one when I go to Paris in april. I hope I’ll be able to find some.

JacquelineM

Angrboda – Mariage Freres has several tea houses in Paris – you can even sit and try it to see if you like it first! I can’t wait to hear about your trip – April in Paris – how dreamy!

Angrboda

I don’t know if it’s particularly dreamy… The boyfriend is making me go, travelling is a super-stressful thing for me, so I’ve got some low-level panic going on. I have informed him, though, that I want to look for some tea, so we’ll just see if we get around to it.

JacquelineM

I’m an anxious traveler too. When we went to California last May,I burst into tears in the van to the airport!! I couIdn’t contain my nerves! I try and push myself because I always learn so much when I travel, but it does not come naturally to me. I’m not a freewheeling get up and go anwhere anytime person at all.

Luthien

Oooh, I’ve just been wondering about maybe getting some tea when I do a day trip to Paris (from London) in May. takes note

__Morgana__

Looks like Dean & DeLuca’s web site has a fair selection of Mariage Freres stuff. I bought some darjeeling on a lark in a Williams Sonoma the other day but it was the only kind they had there. Of course, I’d much rather get it in Paris!

Auggy

Yes, tea-y tea! Hehe! Not the most descriptive, I know. But I was just enjoying the cup and sort of ignored the nuances so I ended up with a very strong tea tasting flavored tea feeling once everything was said and done so that’s the best I could come up with. Hey, I’m just not that brilliant in the mornings! :)
My big traveling stress comes with packing. I think everything should fit like a puzzle and get upset when it doesn’t. But tea in Paris still sounds fun – I’d pack for that! :)

gmathis

Amen to the travel stress … the being there part is great; the in-transit angst is a whole ’nother thing.

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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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