This is my favorite Marriage Freres tea. It’s a complete experience: gustatory, olfactory, sensual, imaginary. It has to be the freshest possible, though!
I have been enjoying Marriage Freres teas for many years since I first encountered it at Selfridges in London. The Earl Grey Imperial is one of my favorites. The rich tones of the Darjeeling melded with the lavender notes and the hint of citrus from the bergamot makes it the perfect "cuppa" for afternoon tea. It also makes for wonderful Earl Grey ice cream and gelato. Seeping the the tea in scalding milk provides a perfect base for making homemade frozen treats.