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Mariage Frères tea in NoVA?

Does anyone know where to buy Mariage Frères tea in the Northern Virginia area? Specifically, Fairfax or Loudoun? Thanks.

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  1. Yeah I'm bumping up my own thread :) Any thoughts? An old thread references Balducci's but their website doesn't mention Mariage Frères. Thanks!

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    1. re: Hobbert

      I've bought Mariage Frères tea from Balducci's in Bethesda before, but that was a few years ago. And I'm pretty sure I've seen it at Williams-Sonoma.

      1. re: Guy Incognito

        Awesome thanks. I knew my shameless self promotion would work...

      2. re: Hobbert

        Why not order online? However, it is definitely available in Balducci's. I was there just the other day.

        1. re: Just Visiting

          The shipping is exorbitant. I'll check out the McLean store again.

      3. I have ordered directly from Paris and was very happy with the result. I lived in Paris and shopped there regularly so I had a long list of favorites that were not available from the US retailers. Although I did pay for shipping, it seemed reasonable and well worth getting my favorite teas. You can order directly from their website.

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        1. re: laraffinee

          Thanks. I've been to the website and the shipping is just more than I'm willing to pay. The hunt continues!

          1. re: Hobbert

            I agree, the shipping is steep (pun intended ;o)

            1. re: Manassas64

              I see what you did there ;)

            2. re: Hobbert

              I just checked markethall - shipping and handling to VA is $8 but if you can spend $23 up on a small tin of tea then $8 for handling and shipping doesn't seem out of line. Postal rates are way up I guess due to the price of fuel ( ups is way up, too)

              1. re: Just Visiting

                Thanks for the info. I'm not sure which tea you're referring to- Markethall sells 3 oz. for $12.50. $8.00 may not seem like much but I'm just not willing to pay nearly double for shipping for a tea I haven't even tried. Thanks for your input though. I appreciate the info.

                1. re: Hobbert

                  These tins all seem to be 100 g (3.5 oz) and the lowest-priced is $18 (two of the varieties). All the others are $20 - $24.

                  This place:

                  http://www.theculturedcup.com/

                  claims to be the largest purveyor of Mariages Frere in the U.S.

                  They sell 2 oz of loose tea for $9.75 - $14.50.

                  This place:

                  http://www.porterouge.biz/

                  Has the tins for about $21 and the shipping to this area is $9.90.

          2. I've only gotten it fro Balducci's in their Virginia store. You could call Balducci's and ask them. When I went, they had the entire MF line their, tons of boxes.

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            1. re: Manassas64

              I went to the McLean store a week or so ago and didn't see any MF teas, unfortunately. When did you go?