Thé sur le Nil

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Lemon, Spices
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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 17 oz / 500 ml

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From Mariage Frères

A whiff of adventure: this blend will take you to the ends of the world, where the thoughts of enchanted voyagers dwell.

Citrus fruit from forgotten lands and refined spices wonderfully scent this fine green tea.

A flight of fancy – a timeless tea.

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639 tasting notes

I enjoyed a takeaway cup of this while on my honeymoon. We had just left the Louvre and were walking through an underground passageway filled with shops when I spotted a Mariage Frères store! I immediately went inside and bought some Sablés au Thé in Marco Polo flavoring and a cup of this tea. :) I didn’t take notes while I drank it, but I remember it being a lovely green tea with delicious yet natural flavoring.

I wanted to buy more tea, but food and drink abroad was significantly more expensive than we had anticipated or planned for. The shop itself was fun and different. It was super high-brow. The men who helped me pick a tea were separate from the cashiers, who sat in a little windowed area near the door like a box office at the theatre. And they even served my to-go cup of tea on a platter! Hahaha, it was quite the experience.

Ahh, it’s so nice to be home drinking tea again. France was full of tiny, overpriced shots of espresso. I did try (and buy) some tea while there, but I found that I really relied on multiple espresso shots to get through the day. It was A LOT of walking! We climbed just about everything there is to climb: the Eiffel Tower (we climbed down, not up), the Basilica of Sacré Cœur, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, the Catacombs, and St. Paul’s Cathedral (in London).

It was a fantastic trip, but we are happy to be home again. We definitely live in the best country by far. Go America!! We left the day after the government shutdown started and returned home the night they passed the budget to re-open it. Since I’m a federal employee, I got paid for my time out and didn’t have to use any of my leave! How’s that for timing? I’m still upset the shutdown happened, but there’s a silver lining to everything.


Much love and happiness to you! Not a bad silver lining!

Josie Jade

Sounds like a wonderful honeymoon, and with perfect timing! Congrats on being a newlywed! :)


Congrats to you! Sounds like a fantastic time! :)


Thanks all! ;)

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328 tasting notes

My first Mariage Freres tea. Upon opening the package, the tea smells lemony w/other fruity fragrances. The tea is very tangy but yet not overly strong in lemon flavor. The frangrance from the brewed tea is perfumey and is not even similar to the tea taste…

This would be excellent iced w/a little sugar thrown in….Or even frozen like a sorbet on a hot day…

This is my second green tea I had blended by a French company. And both teas manage to be subtle, sophisticated, and flavorful… At the same time, I can never identify any discrete flavors


Wondering where everyone gets their Mariage Freres? Do you order through a third party online retailer? Or do you have a place like Williams Sonoma that you go in person?


Try (in Dallas)

They even sell 1oz. amounts for ~$5.00 (depending on the MF blend) so you can try a variety before placing an order. They have a HUGE selection (but were out of Marco Polo when I placed my order). Shipping was generally prompt and the tea arrived in those heavy duty black ziploc bags. I believe that if you purchase a tea in the larger amounts they can send you one of those MF tins…


Tea-filled blessings to you Lori! Will visit culturecup for sure! Thanks! and boy do I sure love those tins! Starting to collect tea tins (like I don’t have enough teaware and accessories already! Sheesh!) ;)

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362 tasting notes

I ran out of my first 50 grams, and yeah bit the bullet (the €€€ bullet) and bought myself a tin of it. I do love it that much.

A warning, this is (obviously) sensitive to brewing temperature – more than most green tea blens. It is ALWAYS drinkable (to my taste buds calibration), just some times sharper, sometimes smoother. Keep it in mind when brewing this, experimenting a bit might be worth it till you know how you like it.

195 °F / 90 °C

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18 tasting notes

This is the first Mariage Frères that I ever tasted and it is amazing. There is a perfect balance of green tea and citrus.

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111 tasting notes

And another sample from cteresa (thank you for being my dealer! :P)
Very nice, the lemongrass really does come true and I actually like the taste, unlike that other lemongrass tea I bought which was really really bad. Another winner for Marriage Frères. :D

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3 tasting notes

Excellent green tea. It has a meyer lemon sweet scent and more of a regular lemon taste with a litte clove or spice mixed in. Well balanced and delecate flavor.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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10 tasting notes

An excellent tea, with subtle fruit notes, but not sweetish. I like it very much.

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15816 tasting notes

Adventaggedon Day 2 – Tea 6/6

This was actually my first tea from today – it wasn’t a favourite because the green tea was pretty grassy and strong in terms of flavour, and it also seemed to steep quite quickly without much forgiveness for over steeping. In other words, it got bitter quickly. That said, the simple and straight forward lemon note was nice – basically just like your average, no frills lemon hard candy. A classic approach to a lemon tea.

Today’s advent photos:

Cameron B.

I have their Nil Noir, and it’s delicious. Sort of a lemon/honey/fig thing going on, with a black base.

Roswell Strange

Ooh – I hope that’s included in the advent, sounds delish! :)

Martin Bednář

As I have no knowledge of French (unless saying merci, which threw off my French friend), I had to translate the name. I have to say that the name is pretty!

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618 tasting notes

I was really expecting not to like this tea very much.. reading that this is a lemony green tea just seems more appropriate for the summer. It is cold and windy here today which makes me want to snuggle up with something else. Sipping this tea, it is so light and fruity. The lemon comes across as more of a sweet lemon drop instead of the punchy tart fruit I was expecting. It’s simply lovely with the green tea base that partners with the fruitiness so well. What I really like is that the green tea is there, but not overpowering and truly is the perfect match for the other flavors. I’m sure that this would be a delicious treat to have in the summer… very reminiscent of a candied lemonade.

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2036 tasting notes

Catching up on my TV watching this morning. Kids’ piano recitals this afternoon.

And I voted yesterday so I don’t have to think about how to work it in on Tuesday.

The tea smells very lemony in the tin. Tart, with some other spices in the mix though I can’t tease out individual smells.

After steeping, the tea is a medium gold color, with suspended particles in it and smells like a less tart version of the dry leaf smell.

Lemon is definitely the main flavor here, and it’s a nice one. It’s not sweet, but it is neither bitter nor too tart. Whatever other spice (clove?) might be in the mix gives it a sort of sultry flavor, which keeps it from being too perky.

It’s a very nice lemon flavored green tea. I’m trying to remember whether I’ve tasted others of this type and I’m not remembering, though it seems very likely. It’s times like these I would love a meaningful way to search my own notes.

Flavors: Lemon, Spices

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

Way to vote!

Mastress Alita

The lack of a meaning way to search the notes on here is why I actually write all my tea reviews on a Notepad file and just paste them to Steepster; then I can at least Ctrl+F and text search my file to search through it, which is far more useful than ever hoping for future updates to this site, I’ve learned. (Also, I have a backup of all my tasting notes, heh).


I have so many notes at this point I could only do that if there was an export function. Either that or spend an inordinate amount of time copying things. :-(

Mastress Alita

Well, I wrote everything externally from the beginning. I’ve been so used to forums “eating” my writing it’s just been my practice to do that so I always have a safe copy that I can back up on my HDD. It occured to me later I now had the added handy ability of quickly searching for flavors, tea names and other things since I had them all on a single file.

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