Mariage Frères: Tokyo Breakfast Loose Leaf Tea Darjeeling Tea Review
Tokyo finally gets its own TOKYO BREAKFAST TEA: for the city of endless possibilities, with its unique savoir-faire and trend-setting spirit, MARIAGE FRÈRES has imagined a flavourful composition where a black tea with handsome, full leaves whose malted notes evoke stewed prune, is accompanied by a rich, zesty hint of vitamin-rich yuzu, producing an amber liquor with full-bodied tannins.
A composition of noble spring Darjeeling with an invigorating inflection of zesty Japanese yuzu. When two cultures unite their tea savoir-faire, the amazing aromas joyously spirit us away on a journey spanning a thousand magnificent locales.
Label Jardin Premier
PREPARATION TIPS :
2,5 g / 20 cl – 95°C – 5 min
Tea type: Darjeeling
I don’t like Darjeeling. I didn’t realize this until I bought the whole tin (alas, they do not sell samples of different teas), but I find it too astringent and light. What I like in tea, is either matcha green tea (not necessarily green tea itself), or very dark black teas.
I like full-bodied, strong flavours, and this one, was Darjeeling which threw me off.
Once I learned how to brew it properly without boiling water, for just a few minutes, the tea was drinkable but still not my cup of tea (pardon the pun).
I didn’t taste any hint of yuzu in this at all, and frankly, drank as much as I could just to drink it all as I paid a lot of money for it (around $40 CAD) for the tin), and was relieved when it was done, as I could drink my other favourites.
If you like Darjeeling, this seems like a good try, but I am afraid, I am not a good judge of it.