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From Mariage Frères

An operatic composition of Mediterranean citrus fruit. Fragrant, well-balanced.

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“At its mere mention, Verdi’s opera, created for the holiday opening of the Suez Canal, carries on the banks of the Nile.
replied the composition of various citrus in the Mediterranean which are distinguished, among a profusion aromatic orange tip of bergamot and bitter tea This very fragrant and balanced promises a great final.”

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408 tasting notes

Aïda …is a tea opera dedicated to the glorious citrus !

I am not able to identify each type of citrus present in this blend but they are a lot : for sure bergamot,lemon (candied probably) and bitter orange.

It’s like an orchestra where each flavor is playing its musical score with respect and harmony with its citrus collegues.

Without being exceptional, the black tea base is nice, strong enough to welcome all these fantastic flavors.

Recommended to citrus lovers for sure

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

I’d like to hear that symphony :-)

Terri HarpLady

Nice review!


Oh tempting. I have been eyeing all those lesser knowns un-tinned MF teas lately, oh the temptation…


that’s right Mariage have sooooooo many tea references ! sometimes we just don’t know anymore which one to try as new tea :)
I want to test the Mayflower (with fresh fig) the Mandalay …it will be for next rainy day shopping.


@ Terri thank you ! and it comes from you, a musician, so double thank you :)


@ Mlle la fée du Thé : on pourra arranger cela à partir de début novembre si tu veux, je pourrais t’envoyer un échantillon de ce thé.


Your tasting notes always make me want to run out and buy whatever tea you’ve reviewed!


Oh, je suis LaFéeDuThé maintenant! oui, j’aimerais bien «swapper» avec toi! Je vais t’envoyer un courriel pour t’informer car je ne pourrai pas avant la mi-novembre environ…

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348 tasting notes

Wow, just realized I got at home right now samples from none less than 3 different Mariage Fréres teas named after operas : Prince Igor and Aïda (thank you Ysaurella) and Elixir d´Amour (thank you toitoi!). And I knew there were a few more operas, just went checking and they got even more teas named after operas – Madame Butterfly, Parsifal, Bal Masqué, any more? Plus of course, cheating a bit Swan Lake and Thé à L´Opèra. Hmm.

Aida, I am not going to rate right now, if I can manage to not rate it. I think I brewed it too cold and just come out wrong. It is totally and completely a citrus tea and for me, weirdly this would be a russian tea – citrus and black tea (Far more than Prince Igor, which is to me is a very french tea!). Lemon and oranges, and somehow, maybe because of the temperature used, so sweet! Amazingly sweet (no sugar added or anything) on its own. Another tasting note when i brew it hotter.

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 45 sec

you can add Vivaldi in your list…cheating as well …but great musician :)
Give another try to Aïda, it’s not so sweet. But you’re right, it is like an Earl Grey somehow and very near a russian earl grey or French Russian Earl Grey like Douchka Goût Russe from Dammann Frères


Great minds think alike and all that – I had a cup yesterday and it was lovely indeed. Though to me it is a russian earl grey – maybe with some grapefruit or I am imagining it? It is going to the list of my favorite earl grey variations!

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257 tasting notes

Excellent! This is one of my favorite Mariage Freres combinations: it’s like a smoky Earl Grey. It is rich, strong, and elegant.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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659 tasting notes

Smells wonderful. Tastes fruity but nonspecific citrus at first. Beragmot is not an overpowering note. A smooth blend. Mom tasted florals but I just get mainly fruit. Lemon and orange, yes. Smooth hints of bergamot in the aftertaste. Nice hot, very nice cold. Thanks so much to Ysaurella I can try this lovely blend! This definitely goes on the shopping list!

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

I’m happy you liked it :)

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12 tasting notes

Very nice. Smokey earl grey notes but very smooth and no bitterness!
Love this tea

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