Review: Mariage Freres Marco Polo

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Thumbs up!"A smooth, creamy texture with a sweet, malty aroma... the aroma of this tea is out of this world."
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mariage-freres.jpg This is not an easy brand of tea to find. Fortunately, The Cultured Cup in Dallas carries it, and fellow reviewer David Parrish suggested I give it a try. The Cultured Cup is a wonderful place and I encourage everyone to stop by when in Dallas. You can also order tea from them online. Marco Polo is the most popular variety of tea they sell, so I decided to start with it.

Marco Polo is a blend of black and flavored teas from China. The Cultured Cup gives the following description on their website;

A variety of Chinese and Tibetan fruits and flowers are used to give this tea a highly sophisticated bouquet. One of the Cultured Cup's most popular teas.

This is a very nice tasting tea and quite unique. The leaves have a delightful roasted smell that is malty and slightly sweet. It is definitely the best smelling tea I have come across and even people who do not drink tea find it pleasant. This aroma carries through to the brewed cup as the sweet malty smell has a candy-esque quality. The aroma carries into the taste as a creamy sweetness. It has a smooth, creamy texture and the normal black tea bitterness is subdued. There is a consistency and taste that is reminiscent of a hot chocolate. A subtle and delicious aftertaste lingers. To date, this is the best tea I have had.
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2 Responses to “Review: Mariage Freres Marco Polo”

  1. Polo » Virtual Sports Cash. Says:

    [...] Review: Mariage Freres Marco PoloMarco Polo is the most popular variety of tea they sell, so I decided to start with it. Marco Polo is a blend of black and flavored teas from China. The Cultured Cup gives the following description on their website; … [...]

  2. Melissa Says:

    Porte Rouge in Chicago has one of the largest selections of Mariage Freres in loose leaf bulk, tins, and Muslin bags. porterouge.biz I think.

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