"Mariage Frères' most famous secret is this mysterious blend that takes you to distant lands and strange countries. The aroma of Chinese and Tibetan flowers and fruit lend it a unique velvety taste. Its extraordinary bouquet makes Marco Polo the most legendary of flavored teas."
We love the shiny black tin as much as anyone, but you only need so many pencil cups around the house...
We're now offering a few select teas in handy Refill Bags. The loose tea will be hand-packed in special bags provided by Mariage Frères to ensure maximum freshness.
Click here for Mariage Frères' Five Golden Rules for Tea Brewing.
Posted by toshijenk on 5th Oct 2010
I have been drinking tea for a few years now... a little habit I picked up from my husband. I received this as a Christmas gift. Even though it was wrapped in cellophane the fragrance was just sublime. It is a black tea with a fruity and floral aroma. Something that just makes you sigh. After my first cup I was totally hooked. As it was a 30 count box of sachets, I would only allow myself a cup on occasion to make it last. It is incredibly decadent, like a dessert... I usually sweeten my tea with two cubes of sugar but this tea is really good on it's own ( but I usually still sweeten a bit more ). I have gifted this many times and it is always enjoyed and savored by the recipient. The loose tea refill seems more economical, especially if you have already purchased the tin. While it remains a treat, it has also become a way of life. I consider this tea one of my greatest finds in the small but affordable luxuries of life and something that you love to share. In fact, I'm going to have to have a cup right now. I hope you enjoy!
Posted by Katy Qualman on 29th Sep 2010
My first encounter with Mariage Freres Marco Polo tea was at a cooking class in Paris. I was smitten, and went the next day to the flagship store in the Marais district to buy some. Years later, after accumulating so many of the cute little black tins that I ran a tongue-in-cheek contest among my friends to discover the best use for so many (the prize, of course, was a tea tin), Market Hall started offering the refills! This is the best idea! Fill your old tin, and keep the rest in a plastic bag in the freezer until you need it.