ESPRIT DE NOËL®
It all started in 1660 when Nicolas Mariage, at the request of King Louis XIV, sailed away to the Orient in search of spices.
From that moment sprung a true family dynasty, formed around tea and spice.
Two centuries later, the Mariage family would create blends of the plants they would come to know so well. Thus was born, within the family circle, the tradition of preparing a tea with festive spices (cinnamon, apples, oranges and almonds) for each Christmas.
This secret recipe was passed down from generation to generation until 1984 - when for the very first time - Mariage Frères offered the famous Noël Tea to its customers.
An immediate success, the recipe continues to spread around the world !