3 Tasting Notes
I’ve had a long relationship with this tea. When we first met, I thought it was the most amazing thing ever. (I’m sure being introduced in a friend’s gorgeous flat in Paris helped.)
This is a perfumed tea. To me, it requires sugar, though I’m not sure milk would work.
As I’ve moved to more natural flavors, I drifted away from Marco Polo. But lately, I’ve returned. Perhaps not as enamored, but still really glad to have it. Would I restock when I’m next at Mariage Freres? Unsure. But I would eagerly gift it to a tea-loving friend.
I’m not a huge fan of most Tazos, but I really enjoy this one. Be careful not to oversteep as it gets bitter quickly. Makes a wonderful iced tea – a staple of my summer drink repertoire.
This is my go to tea for relaxation, for relaxation for friends, and for when I’m tired of all other herbals. The flavors are perfectly blended and alive. It’s a strong tea, though I should note that normally I can’t tolerate strong lavender, but here I welcome it.