One of the only teas sold with a 50g minimum by Mariage Freres (considering the price 10 Euro for 50 g, that’s not that much of an effort from them…)
Before choosing the one, I smelled a few white teas: Brume de Roses targets rose addicts; Eau de lune smelled quite nice but with no wow factor (which I needed considering the price); Madame Butterfly was nice but I was not in the mood for cherry blossoms; Marco Polo white was my second choice after this one.
I do not remember how the tea looked in the large tin, but in my small bag I do not see any of the small pink flowers which can be seen on the picture.
The leaves have different green colors; it’s quite surprising. The smell of the dry leaves is exquisite.
The brew has a light yellow color, with a cristal clear look.
The taste is also really amazing: no bitterness, full of flowers but not cloying, with a hint of fruits (unidentified as of now). Spices I do not get or recognize any.
It’s a very dainty brew, best appreciated in an extra fine china cup and cannot be brewed in a mug – call me snobbish, if you like, but that’s my feeling.