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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
779 tasting notes

SIPDOWN! This is the last of my sample from momo – it will be missed, but not for long as I definitely will be getting more of this one! Like last time, it is all strawberries and cream. I had a touch more leaf than I wanted to use for 12 oz., but there wasn’t any bitterness despite the extra tea… yay!

I’ve had both Strawberry Zabaglione by 52Teas, and Strawberry shortcake by DAVIDsTea, and both of those are similar in taste profile to this, but this edges both of those out on three points. One, it’s actually available for me to buy again. Two, it was consistently good both times I had it – both other teas seemed to be touch and go, sometimes when the parameters didn’t even change. Three, it has a good resteep where the others did not. Definite must buy!

And now for something only marginally related to tea:

There are so many things I’m happy about right now that I think I’ll list them:

1.) Payday
2.) 4 days off – all on a weekend, no less!
3.) It’s raining.
4.) My tea station has wheels!!!

That last one is especially awesome, and I really need to be extra nice to the boyfriend for it. I didn’t think I would particularly NEED the luxury of just moving my entire collection/set up into another room but it is REALLY awesome to just sit it near the couch and lazily reach over for refills.

Aside from a quick grocery store run and some laundry, this is probably what my day will look like: couch, books, Steepster, and bathroom. One more day until Taurus starts – I can’t think of a better way to welcome it!

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whatshesaid

What does your tea station look like?!

ashmanra

Show us! Show us! Nice! Give him a big smooch.

Sil

YAY!

JoonSusanna

Haha I certainly will ashmanra! As for pictures, it’s the last one in the photo album below:

https://picasaweb.google.com/117543481218540418474/MyTeaStation?authuser=0&feat=directlink

I love it so hard.

Tamm

Oh, it’s so well organized and nice! I love the setup and I’m getting pretty jealous of the Breville. The wheels make it even more epic.

MissLena

Jealous of your station! It looks awesome :D

Cavocorax

That’s so organized! You must be thrilled.

Sil

You had posted this a little while back…i totally went to ikea and picked up 3 solid doors to hide my stash behind since my tea is also in an expedit bookcase. :) However mine lives in a 2×3 lol someday i’ll condense it down to 2X2

JoonSusanna

Thanks guys! @ Sil, I love the Expedit so much. I haven’t seen a 3×2 though – the one in Atlanta only has 2×2 or 4×2 options. You’ll have to show pictures! :)

ashmanra

Nice! It was great before, but the wheels add a lot of style in addition to making it easier to move. I think it looks really great with the added elevation!

Sil

haha oopsy i meant 2×4 apparently i’m having issues counting today :)

I really would prefer what you’ve done, but right now we don’t have the space for a little one in the house. the 2×4 is actually a room divider for us too heh.

whatshesaid

It’s so nice!! Sil do you have a pic of yours? Now i’d kill to see how you store your stash, lol

Sil

http://instagram.com/silaena

the first tea cupboard looking picture is how it’s all stored, i just left the 3 doors open so you can see behind them. the two next pictures is 98% of all the tea in my house on the table, had to go int two shots lol my tea takes up 5 cubes.

Sil

I’ll take a better picture eventually lol

whatshesaid

Awesome! In the pic with everything on the table, where’d you get the tiny square tins? I think they’re orange

Sil

teaopia when it was closing down. there are 16? little ones that go into a big one and because they were closing out it was like 4$

whatshesaid

Ohhhh nice find!

Sil

yeah i hate the colour but can’t complain over the price – perfect sizes for samples from people :)

whatshesaid

Yeah it would be nice if places sold those! I don’t want giant tins, no room for them!

Rie

Absolutely epic tea station!

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whatshesaid

What does your tea station look like?!

ashmanra

Show us! Show us! Nice! Give him a big smooch.

Sil

YAY!

JoonSusanna

Haha I certainly will ashmanra! As for pictures, it’s the last one in the photo album below:

https://picasaweb.google.com/117543481218540418474/MyTeaStation?authuser=0&feat=directlink

I love it so hard.

Tamm

Oh, it’s so well organized and nice! I love the setup and I’m getting pretty jealous of the Breville. The wheels make it even more epic.

MissLena

Jealous of your station! It looks awesome :D

Cavocorax

That’s so organized! You must be thrilled.

Sil

You had posted this a little while back…i totally went to ikea and picked up 3 solid doors to hide my stash behind since my tea is also in an expedit bookcase. :) However mine lives in a 2×3 lol someday i’ll condense it down to 2X2

JoonSusanna

Thanks guys! @ Sil, I love the Expedit so much. I haven’t seen a 3×2 though – the one in Atlanta only has 2×2 or 4×2 options. You’ll have to show pictures! :)

ashmanra

Nice! It was great before, but the wheels add a lot of style in addition to making it easier to move. I think it looks really great with the added elevation!

Sil

haha oopsy i meant 2×4 apparently i’m having issues counting today :)

I really would prefer what you’ve done, but right now we don’t have the space for a little one in the house. the 2×4 is actually a room divider for us too heh.

whatshesaid

It’s so nice!! Sil do you have a pic of yours? Now i’d kill to see how you store your stash, lol

Sil

http://instagram.com/silaena

the first tea cupboard looking picture is how it’s all stored, i just left the 3 doors open so you can see behind them. the two next pictures is 98% of all the tea in my house on the table, had to go int two shots lol my tea takes up 5 cubes.

Sil

I’ll take a better picture eventually lol

whatshesaid

Awesome! In the pic with everything on the table, where’d you get the tiny square tins? I think they’re orange

Sil

teaopia when it was closing down. there are 16? little ones that go into a big one and because they were closing out it was like 4$

whatshesaid

Ohhhh nice find!

Sil

yeah i hate the colour but can’t complain over the price – perfect sizes for samples from people :)

whatshesaid

Yeah it would be nice if places sold those! I don’t want giant tins, no room for them!

Rie

Absolutely epic tea station!

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A few of my favorite teas (in no particular order):

*Dessert flavored blacks
*Breakfast blends
*Virtually any black tea (but lapsang/keemun!)
*Dancong oolong
*Sencha
*Dragonwell

When it comes to tea, I feel like the 10th Doctor says it best:

“Tea! That’s all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses. "

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Atlanta, GA

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