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berga_mot Mar 7, 2011 08:37 AM

has anyone a current source for mariage freres in vancouver? i've just read about their easter tea and i'd love to track it down.

thank you!

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    berga_mot Mar 22, 2011 07:10 PM

    ...and, i should mention, they do carry several varieties locally in Vancouver at Faubourg Bakery in Kerrisdale.
    2156 West 41st Avenue
    (604) 266-2156

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      Sushicat Mar 26, 2011 08:42 AM

      I have a bag of Marco Polo it was 100 gm, now maybe 85. If anyone wants it, I'm happy to donate. I'm a big fan of MF Smoked Earl Gray, but IMO Marco Polo is a mistake.

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      berga_mot Mar 22, 2011 07:05 PM

      well, i found it, but from an obscure online site. when i looked up the business online, it says it was a popular chicago tea house that has closed, but the order has been processed and we shall see what i receive!
      it was very reasonable, as the mariage freres are avail sans tins, for about half the price. $14 for 100g and $14 shipping to pt roberts. i got the the de paques, french breakfast and marco polo. i love the earl grey silver tips, but i love the granville island cream earl grey green these days, so no earl grey this time.
      the site is not well set up, but i found what i was looking for:
      http://www.porterouge.biz if anyone is interested

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        berga_mot Mar 20, 2011 06:44 PM

        thanks for the tips! faubourg does have, but not the easter tea. no longer at urban tea merchant or the cross. will keep trying!

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          VanGrrl Mar 22, 2011 05:13 PM

          I love Mariage Frères tea also... especially Wedding Imperial. Unfortunately Urban Tea switched to serving and selling Thé O Dor teas and no longer sell MF. It is a hard tea to source locally ...it is available in NYC at Dean and Deluca and some places in California but super hard to find here. Keep me posted if you find a local source. I recommend Wedding Imperial and Marco Polo as well as Earl Grey Blue.

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          bluegoat Mar 20, 2011 03:32 PM

          Have you tried the Urban Tea Merchant? I've bought it there before.

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            majordomo Mar 19, 2011 06:47 PM

            I *love* their Easter tea. Even if you have to order online, well worth the shipping costs.

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              clutterer Mar 7, 2011 09:01 AM

              Apparently Faubourg does: http://www.faubourg.com/Coffee-Shop. Not sure if they just serve it or if they sell tins.

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