Black tea - Jardin Premier*
Autumn, which turns maple leaves fiery red, is a good time to indulge in a delicious treat that erases the bitterness of rainy days.
That is why Mariage Frères has employed an almost forbidden fruit - marrons glacés, a famous French indulgence ever since the days of Louis XIV - to create its new "Autumnal Red" tea.
The flavour of candied chestnuts have been wed to a mild black tea and highlighted with Bourbon vanilla to yield a distinctive, smooth taste.
The warm, festive cup also features overtones of dried fruit and honey.