Marco Polo black tea is the iconic fragrance of sumptuous fruits and flowers from China and Tibet. Considered the ‘haute couture’ of tea, Mariage Frères is without a doubt the world’s most exclusive merchant for luxury tea. France’s oldest house of teas was originally founded in 1854 in Paris as a tea and vanilla import firm that supplied prestigious hotels, salons and stores with distinctive teas from China, India and Ceylon. Over the next century, multi-generations of the Mariage family transformed the business into a highly respected tea retailer. Today, Mariage Frères has expanded to nine teahouses — five in Paris and four in Japan — and now creates distinctive tea ware, tea-scented candles and gourmet recipes that use tea as an ingredient. Loose leaf tea. 100g. Made in France.