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.
So many teapots!