Ooh la la – tea salons in Paris! Today I went to Mariage Freres, which has been there since 1850. They had over 600 varieties of teas from which to pick. It was overwhelming so I just went with the first tea that caught my eye. It was the “rouge d'automne the noir. It is a black tea with candied chestnut infusions. Divine! (Chestnut is popular here and for good reason.)
I had a madeleine and a macaroon. The macaroon was beyond anything I could have imagined. Oh my – both were infused with teas and herbs.
This was, perhaps, the best pot of tea I have ever had. I purchased a pound to take home. Worth every penny.
Across the street there was a store where you could purchase tea, cups, and more.
It’s so lovely. That’s one of the best things about Paris. They take the time to make everything from tea to soap beautiful.
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I went to Paris with my daughter 3 Spring Breaks ago. If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can still taste the macaroons (and the pain au chocolat, and the ….). Enjoy Paris with your daughter.
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