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drank Vivaldi by Mariage Frères
80 tasting notes

I broke into this black tea and swore it was going to be another berry or dark fruit monster. I don’t mean monster like The a l’opera, that’s strawberry shortcake on crack and I mean that in the best of all possible ways. Vivaldi has the aura of something so sinfully familiar to one who loves to bake or craft personal creme brulees.
There is a section in my cupboard of goodies devoted to the various forms of vanilla and to open this said cabinet is a delight. I honestly can’t say I can tell all the differences between my vanilla but I know what I use each of them in.

Vivaldi is a voluptuous bourbon vanilla in the strictest of senses. She is loud verging on fruit but soothing, dark and tempting… If Dita VonTesse was a tea, I might say this was her. This is not a tea I would share excepting with the “boyfriend who would draw me a bath on a bad day!”

I will place this tea in my “waiting for my prince to come” category, which includes the sappy chick-flick night.

Preparation
5 min, 15 sec
JacquelineM

What an evocative picture I have in my head of Dita tea fans self I think I read somewhere that she likes Mariage Freres tea too :)

Do you get your Mariage Freres from France or is there a source here in the US that has many of the offerings? I’ve only tried Marco Polo but I looooooooove it.

Ricky

lol, haha great post =P

Haha, see Alicia everyone asks you where you acquired such an abundance of Mariage Freres and Kusmi =P

LENA

lol…this post made my day. I’ll admit…I have a total girl crush on Dita.

JacquelineM

Oh Lena, me too!!!

Alicia

I love her. Any woman who can saunter out of a champagne glass is tops in my book.
And no, I hit up the Mariage Freres website. Unfortunately I was blind to the shop when in Paris. I can only imagine had I known of it I would not have returned. LOL

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JacquelineM

What an evocative picture I have in my head of Dita tea fans self I think I read somewhere that she likes Mariage Freres tea too :)

Do you get your Mariage Freres from France or is there a source here in the US that has many of the offerings? I’ve only tried Marco Polo but I looooooooove it.

Ricky

lol, haha great post =P

Haha, see Alicia everyone asks you where you acquired such an abundance of Mariage Freres and Kusmi =P

LENA

lol…this post made my day. I’ll admit…I have a total girl crush on Dita.

JacquelineM

Oh Lena, me too!!!

Alicia

I love her. Any woman who can saunter out of a champagne glass is tops in my book.
And no, I hit up the Mariage Freres website. Unfortunately I was blind to the shop when in Paris. I can only imagine had I known of it I would not have returned. LOL

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