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“For tea lovers”
Review of Mariage Freres

Mariage Freres
Ranked #694 of 18,464 Restaurants in Paris
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Le Marais
Description: Each one of our tea houses offer a unique environment that combines prestige, raffinement and tradition. They present a tea-tasting salon that allows you to apreciate the best flushes, harvests and tea blends from 12:00 to 19:30. The flushes from the most prestigious tea gardens are steeped behind an old oak bar, a true tea preparation counter. The Mariage Freres' golden rules, are applied and harshly used, for the enchantment of the lovers of the most refined and precious tea. The control of water temperature and steeping time length are compulsory for a successful tea preparation. In order to preserve the tea flavors and scents, a purified water is used. The leaves are taken off the teapot before tea is served. The epicures can also discovert our original preparations baked with tea: the French Art of Tea is for the most part an "art de la table", displayed in the "Cuisine au The" (Cooking with Tea) prepared everyday by our chefs in main courses and deserts. Next to the tea counters, the tea salons, decorated with ancient furniture, set a peaceful path where tea lovers and gourmets can meet up with salty flavours and sweet temptations.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This place is an institution. If you're looking for gifts for French hosts or just because you're a tea lover, this is a shop you have to go to. Beautiful shop, extraordinary tea flavours.

Thank K-Miro
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

I love their teas and there are all sorts of lovely tea pots and paraphernalia for sale too. For years this was a must visit shop and we carried home enough tea to last until our next trip but now there is a small outlet in Selfridges I still pop in when in Paris. The staff are charming and the atmosphere makes a visit well worthwhile, you can always buy a little tea to take back to your hotel for the morning!

Thank Car0line1955
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Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

It's a really nice experience that can easily overwhelm anyone who's not a tea aficionado. The teas all smell so wonderful and the presentation is out of a book. The wife and I sat down for a pot and had excellent sample of cakes and macaroons. It was really a great experience that won't be forgotten not only for the memories it makes, but for the bill :/

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Thank Adamlech
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

The choice of tea flavours is fantastic. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The tea room at the back of each store is always an experience of quiet and relaxation.

Thank PhilippeN
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

The teas are terrific and the product is presented with class. The shop itself is old with wooden shelves and just an incredible sight to see.

Thank serendipity100
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