PARIS / TEA & COFFEE / VOYAGE

Top 5 Tea Shop in Paris

JUGETSUDO

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Bamboo forests inspired architect Kengo Kuma’s tranquil design for the Jugetsudo teahouse in Paris’s Saint Germain des Prés district. The store, which is half retail shop and half tasting room, sells fine Japanese teas from Maruyama Nori and serves a selection along with sweets at a cypress counter. Downstairs, the stone cellar frequently hosts authentic matcha tea ceremonies.

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Lily of the Valley

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This tiny little cafe at the Marais in Paris, is worth visiting only for its wonderful flower ceiling 🌸 They serves homemade cakes and cookies. The one I loved was with matcha ☘️ Special recommendation for the tea is the Amaretto. You can also buy take away ☕️

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ANGELINA

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Founded in 1903 by Austrian confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer, this historic tea shop has become a Parisian icon. Visitors will enjoy Edouard-Jean Niermans’s Belle Epoque-style décor and famed couturier Alexis Mabille’s chic server uniforms.

Best known for its signature dessert, le Mont Blanc (a meringue and fromage blanc covered in ribbons of chestnut cream) and its chocolat chaud à l’ancienne l’Africain (a thick, creamy hot chocolate served with fresh whipped cream), Angelina has attracted a number of famous Parisians over the years. In fact, Coco Chanel was a daily customer of Angelina and was regularly seated at table #10.

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La Durée

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The world-renowned macaron shop was first opened in 1862 as a bakery. After a fire in 1871, the bakery was transformed into a pastry shop where celebrated painter Jules Chéret decorated the ceilings with Ladurée’s now iconic image of cherubic chefs.

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Kusmi Tea

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The origins of the Kusmi Tea began in 1867 when Pavel Michailovitch Kousmichoff created the Russian tea shop under his name. Under the direction of the Kousmichoff’s son, the company expanded into Paris where it founded Kusmi-Thé in 1917.

As a patron, you can enjoy any of Kusmi’s original teas, such as the Prince Wladimir, the Anastasia or the Saint-Pétersbourg whose recipes have remained heavily guarded for over a century. In addition to the original blends, the company has recently launched a health line, featuring teas calledDetox, Be Cool, and Boost.

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