Lily of the Valley Tea Shop
Nestled in the North Marais, is this darling little tea shop that Kasia and I went to recently for a little girl time. When I say little, I mean tiny. You’ll brush the knees of other tea drinkers as you head to the counter or a spot on the bench. So try not to go there after an afternoon of Paris shopping laden with purchases and shopping bags, unless of course it’s warm enough to sit on the terrace where there is a little bit more room.
It was chilly when we went so we opted for seats inside. It’s been open just under a year so far (as of Feb/March 2015), and will hopefully last as it is such a darling spot. Decorated in faux lily of the valley foliage that literally cover the entire ceiling, it is stocked with mix and match china that your grandmother may have collected, and offers home made pastries to tempt you with your tea. So feminine!
Now about the tea… an impressive collection of blends that all have charming names, are made in France and organic! All pastries (scones, brownies and the like) are home made and accompany brilliantly the delightfully flavored teas. Names like Chérie Cherry, Mon Amie La Rose or La Parisienne are fun and fancy, and give each tea an extra personalized aura. Does tea have an aura???
Well regardless, amongst all the Paris coffee shops popping up these days, (even though they did recently acquire a coffee grinder) it’s nice to have a pretty place for tea with all the proper fixings for a cosy moment.
12 rue Dupetit Thouars, 75003, Paris, France
Tel : 01 57 40 82 80