4 Tasting Notes


I just ordered this untasted from Mariage Freres and it is everything I hoped it would be from the description, which isn’t always the case. It is masterfully blended so that no note stands out to me from the rest, instead it has its own unique quality, which is something I love in perfume as well.

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This is my Holy Grail of Earl Grey tea. It stands head and shoulders above the rest, and it must be the tea base that separates it from the rest, as the other Earl Greys from Mariage Freres taste much simpler somehow. I am sure that it is more heavily flavored with Bergamot than the other EG’s as well, but that can’t be the only difference. Whenever I serve this tea to someone, they always say “What IS this tea?” It is unique and intense and wonderful in every way.


this is one EG I need to taste in the future. I am an EG lover and sometimes I hit my own hand just to remember NOT to buy again an EG…Until today my favourite Earl Grey is a Mariage Frères too the Earl Grey French Blue and even if I had promised myself not to rebuy it until I finish another EG (Mademoiselle of Theodor) I failed …100 g in my cupboard…I need to know it’s here, just in case…


As such an EG specialist, I am curious to hear what you think of this one! I chose it by smell at Mariage, it stood out as The One For Me, and happily it tasted just as it smells. Have a little sniff for yourself the next time you pass a Mariage :-)

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This is not a super juicy Passionfruit, it is a bit dry, which is to my liking but it “needs something” IMHO. I added a drop of Vanilla, the kind of Vanilla gel we have here in France, which softened and balanced it a bit. I will be blending this with other teas to give them a Passionfruit kick.

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drank Balthazar by Mariage Frères
4 tasting notes

This aromatic tea has a mellowness from the toasted leaves that softens the almond and passionfruit essences. I might prefer my passionfruit a bit sharper — I am a huge fan which is what drew me to this tea — but I am finding the warmth of the cinnamon (very mild), the slight acidity of the passionfruit and the coolness of the almond quite intriguing.


I love passionfruit as well. I got a no-particular brand plain blend from a local store which is really passion-fruit juicy. Other than that Thé-o-dor has a few passion fruit teas, So Long which is very nice (but a bit meh) by Theodor standards and Baya which is a weird rooibos mix I love crazily and which seems to taste different to different drinkers.


I am just about to post Mariage Freres Passionfruit and Review Kabuki which also has it. That Rooibos mix sounds great. I have the Mariage Marco Polo Rooibos and it is also amazing … Combining essences with Rooibos must be really volatile or something! Glad to meet another Passionfruit lover!

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