Mariage Frères Advent 2021 – Day 11
I cheated and peaked at this one before going to bed last night; the sugary red fruit aroma is so vivid it stuck with me until I faded out.
This fruity floral black tea feels like a sibling to Marco Polo – all red fruits and a relatively robust malt base. The finish though is sweeter than I remember: like cotton candy, strawberries covered in powdered sugar, and a sweet red apple. I think I also pick up some vanilla but hard to judge on one pot; it creates an almost cream pastry effect. It’s lovely, and after a couple sips couldn’t bring myself to add milk; it’s perfectly smooth and balanced to my tastes already.
Steep Count: 2
Flavors: Astringent, Candied Apple, Floral, Malt, Powdered Sugar, Red Apple, Red Fruits, Strawberry, Tannic, Vanilla