Parisians are true critics when it comes to food and drink, yet the difference between a bistro, a bar and a salon de the is often non-existent.
Mariage Freres-Maison de The gourmet French tea company is based in Paris (since 1854). We tried their Paris Breakfast Tea- with notes of malted chocolate, vanilla and a hint of sweet fruit. They’re also known for their Casablanca, Teesta Valley Darjeeling. The shop is across from the Madeleine Church.
A long shelf display of more than 600 tea varieties in canisters,
You can sit and enjoy this rare treat while looking out on a tranquil garden outside. They even offer a museum of tea artifacts and an online bookstore for those who would like to educate themselves further.
Palais des Thes is a smaller, but international shop known for high-end signature flavoured teas. With over 100 varieties, which are said to be mostly from small plantations in remote places around the world, Palais is a go-to for Parisians and travellers.
“Tea must be deserved; it is demanding. Every harvest has its own nature, its secrets.” » Henri Mariage