Marco Polo Tea by Mariage Frères
Tea Type: Black
Flavor: A Mariage Frères best seller, Marco Polo is bursting with flavors of red berries and fruit balanced by rich, bold black tea.
Drink this tea with: Play up the fruity notes in the tea and drink it alongside sweet summer strawberry shortcake.
Cooking with tea: Indulge in dreamy, creamy Marco Polo-infused pots de crème.
Words from Mariage Frères: “Mariage Frères’ overwhelming success is a mysterious blend that will take you to distant lands and unforeseen territories. Fragrances of Chinese and Tibetan flowers lend it a uniquely velvety taste. Its extraordinary bouquet makes Marco Polo the most legendary of flavoured teas.”
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Delicious review by JG on 4/17/2017Rating
This is a tea that you want to sit back and savor. So good it will distract your from your favorite book.
Delicious review by Myrna on 4/12/2017Rating
Just love all the Mariage Freres Teas. This Marco Polo one is my favorite. A friend of mine gave it to me as a gift and adding different teas to my pantry is what I have been doing. I'm so happy you have all the different 'flavors'. When my husband and I went to Paris we were fortunate enough to see the Mariage de Freres boutique in Le Bon Marche and I brought back sample packs to give out for souvenirs and they were gracious enough to give me little bags to put them in. My new favorite is the Yuzu Temple and I have been creative to make cookies out of this tea. Of course it helps to add a a peel from our Yuzus that we grow on our place. It's such a special treat to drink this wonderful tea.
Great in Paris or the U.S. review by Deborah on 4/11/2017Rating
If you like the hint of strawberry in your black tea, then Marco Polo is for you. I've tried lots of teas all over the world but keep coming back to Marriage Freres Marco Polo and Wedding Teas. They're a great way to start the day! Both are very smooth and have a great taste.
jac15 review by John on 4/10/2017Rating
I have long enjoyed drinking Marco Polo, I have tried the Vert and the Rouge but always come back to the original, to me its what starts my day, rich flavourful, I find it so much a part of my morning , when I am away other teas just can't compare, I constantly recommend this tea to other tea drinkers I know.
Our Favorite Tea review by Argo on 4/10/2017Rating
My wife & I first had this tea at a B&B in Arkansas in 2009. A wedding party had sent three boxes of individual tea bags as a thank you gift. and fortunately for us the owners put them in the tea cupboard. The wonderful floral aroma hit us the moment we opened that cupboard, and we were hooked after our first rich & smooth sip. They were very kind to let us take a few tea bags home with us to tide us over until we could find a supplier. Thank you Market Hall for carrying Mariage Freres!
Best of the best review by hope23 on 4/9/2017Rating
I have been drinking this tea more than a decade. I can not find better tea yet. Love the flavor and depth of the taste. I am very happy I can get loose refill here.
Can't wake up without it review by Julie on 6/16/2016Rating
Hands down the best tea. Not too acidic and flavor is paradise in a tin.
Motivation to wake up in the morning review by clairebare on 4/16/2015Rating
The best tea I've ever had - perfect with milk and sugar. Many other high end tea brands have tried to duplicate the flavor of Marco Polo, but none come close. Also, I love the tins - designed my kitchen to match. Wonderful that Market Hall sells it in bulk too.
Best tea says the tea snob review by Lv4coookies on 4/15/2015Rating
I love tea and am very, very picky about what I will consume. This is the best tea have ever had. The depth and richness are unmatched. I often give this as a gift, usually with some cookies.
Heaven in a can review by Julie on 4/9/2015Rating
This is my absolute favorite morning tea! The refills give a little discount which is nice.
The best tea review by JSB on 4/9/2015Rating
I found this tea about 12 years ago, since then this tea is my favorite. Excellent tea!
The absolute best. review by Gabrielle on 6/19/2013Rating
When I reach for a cuppa this is my "go to" tea. The flavor is unmatched by any other I've found. Since it's so hard to find I was thrilled to find it here.
Great cuppa review by Mike on 6/12/2013Rating
Once again, the Irishman in me feels traitorous as I should be loyal to the Irish Breakfast, but I've got to say, this is a great cup. I was pleasantly surprised by this tea and will be enjoying it more.
Best Tea in the World review by on 6/12/2013Rating
This tea is wonderfully smooth and flavorful, and it's marvelous to be able to buy it without going to Paris!
Best tea EVER!!! review by Shirley on 6/12/2013Rating
We discovered this tea in Paris in 2007. At first blush, we thought it was weird, but then we couldn't stop thinking about it. Now we haven't stopped drinking it for the last 6 years. We are tea drinkers, but we have made tea drinkers out of many family members by serving them this tea. It is fruitty, flowery yet full-bodied. It is magical. In my mind, best with milk and sugar, but great any way you like it. Thanks to Market Hall Foods for making it available, because this is not easy to find in the US. Enjoy a cup. You'll never regret it.
The Perfect Cup review by Jolyn on 8/2/2012Rating
I discovered Marco Polo tea when I was 10 (40 years ago). At a garage sale I bought a copy of an old french poster of a woman sipping a cup of tea with the words "Marco Polo" across the rim of the cup. I started a long search for the tea. Found it in Paris traveling with my mother when I was 12. At first I could only have it sent direct from France (so expensive). Then a few years later, a gourmet store in New York started to import it (less expensive), then discovered the BEST, Market Hall Foods!
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Brew this tea with water just below a boil. Seep for 6 minutes. Add dash of milk to the bottom of your cup then poor in the tea. "Enjoy".
Heaven in your teacup. review by Aldona on 8/1/2012Rating
This was my first Mariage FrÃ¨res experience and it got me hooked! It is truly a perfect marriage of flavor and aroma blended together in such harmony that transports you to those exotic places where you feel warm and happy.
WARNING! Mariage FrÃ¨res really is the only kind of tea youâ€™ll want to drink after just one sip.
Great! review by Sterling on 7/31/2012Rating
Excellent tea, hardly needs andthing to sweeten it.
memories of Megeve review by Ron & June on 11/22/2011Rating
We first purchased this tea while on vacation in the French Alps. We love it as iced tea too!
Unlike any other tea review by John Champagne on 8/23/2011Rating
I was introduced to this tea by a friend from Paris, who brought me a tin as a present when I was living in Tunisia. I know of no other tea that provides this combination of black tea, fruit, and flowers. Its taste is absolutely unique, not as bitter as many black teas but with more body than most other fruit or flower teas.
An Affordable Luxury... A Real Treat For Tea Newbies and Snobs review by toshijenk on 10/4/2010Rating
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!
The Best Way To Buy The Best Tea review by Katy Qualman on 9/28/2010Rating
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.
Introduced to Marco Polo by our hostess in Dijon review by mak on 1/21/2010Rating
It was a cold damp day in Dijon when we arrived at the home of our friends. The hostess served us a lovely cup of "the" to ward off the chill. I fell in love immediately. I bought a small amount before leaving Paris only to find it very hard to come by in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. In speaking with many tea devotees and manufacturers, all agree there is NOTHING like this Marco Polo tea. Treat yourself and enjoy.