Tuesday, December 1, 2009


When we were in London a few weeks ago, a friend introduced me to Marco Polo tea, and this weekend was gracious enough to bring me some for home from her continued travels in France.  We enjoyed a cup of the Mariage Freres brand variety of Marco Polo together.

The tea is wrapped in individually tied french muslin tea bags.  Preparing it feels like you are doing something special and ancient.

We used these Spode mugs to drink from, which were also a gift from a friend.  Spode Blue Italian is classic, practical and elegant.  Perfect for drinking tea named for an Italian explorer.

The tea is strong and black.  It is flavored with Chinese and Tibetan fruits, but manages to avoid tasting too sweet, despite its strong sweet scent, almost like cake.  It's like tasting Venice, Persia, Afghanistan and China together in a cup.... the Silk Road of teas.

1 comment:

  1. I love that you went to London and came back with Parisian tea! No Fortnum and Mason for you!