Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

Tea type
Black Tea
Not available
Not available
Sold in
Not available
Not available
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by CHAroma
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

5 Want it Want it

4 Own it Own it

3 Tasting Notes View all

From Mariage Frères

The ‘sultaness’ is Mariage Frères ’ traditional breakfast blend of fine Ceylon teas. Its strong flavour has a slightly chocolate taste. Best with a continental breakfast, with or without milk.

“Traditionnel, notre ‘breakfast tea’ est un mélange subtil des meilleurs thés de Ceylan. Goût corsé, légèrement chocolaté. Convient le mieux au petit déjeuner à la française. Avec ou sans lait”.

Origin: Sri Lanka
Type: Black Traditional

Amount of tea leaves: 2.5g
Best water temperature: 95 °C
Infusion time: 3-5 min

About Mariage Frères View company

Company description not available.

3 Tasting Notes

19 tasting notes

Nice unflavored black tea. Enjoyable flavor. Stands up nicely to milk and sugar.

Too much caffeine for me, but I prefer decaf. This is good for times when I have NO energy.


Ooooo – this sounds great! :) Would LOVE to try this some day!!!!


I’d be happy to send you some, but I just finished the whole tin!

I was going to pick up another tin while I was in NY, but didn’t even have the time to stop by the tea counter in Bergdorfs.


No worries! :) You mentioned you were interesting in swapping sometime…anything you are looking for?


I like unflavored black teas. I prefer decaf. Perhaps people have tried some unflavored black decafs that they think are flavorless, but I might really like them.


I so wish I would have found this board months ago—-we had just moved & I threw away tons of teas that I’d never drink. Rooibos, flavored teas, and all kinds of other things that had been gifts—-I’m sure they were lovely teas & someone here would have appreciated them a lot!


Q Teas has a good one out!!! Search on here for Decaf Exclusive Black! I like that one!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

47 tasting notes

I really liked this tea. Some might say it’s a basic breakfast tea, and it is, but I think Mariage Freres always do very fine teas.

It’s traditional, certainly, but in no way boring or bland. It is a lovely, beautiful golden colour when poured. It’s very rich, more on the aftertaste than in the beginning. It’s clear, and smooth, and a little malty and just what you need in a breakfast tea. I like that it’s not too dark and not predictable.

I had this tea black with honey, but you can also have it with milk, or without. It’s a very flexible tea, and I’d drink it again.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

I smelled this and was very tempted. To the wishlist, one day, then,

Lydia S

(I had a comment – but I deleted it because I forgot something!)

I love this tea, it’s very drinkable. I just wish I had more Mariage Freres tea in my cupboard. The nice thing about it, though, is that the tea bags go a very long way so you don’t need much to last you a while.


Yes, their tea bags are very generously filled! It is something I notice, how much tea a company puts in their tea bags – MF puts 2.5 grams which is more than the standard 2 grams.

Lydia S

I’m so glad they fill their tea bags more than most companies, it’s definitely reflected in their teas. I also love that they’re cotton muslin tea bags – little touches like that just make such a huge difference to me when I look for new teas to try. c:

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

4 tasting notes

My ‘go to’ tea for any occasion. It is a great standard breakfast tea. If brewed too long, the tannins become assertive – but I like that in iced tea.

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.