Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Le Festival De The

Rose Bud Tea
French Rose Bud tea, original watercolor, 9" x 11"
I bought this glass teapot and the rose bud tea in the Lafayette Gourmet tea department.

Kusmi at Le Festival de The While the 5-day Paris Salon du Chocolat was taking place, you could also visit the 3-day Le Festival de The and satiate both your obsessions.

Kusmi Tea was founded in 1867 in St-Petersburg, by P.M Kousmichoff, supplier to the tsars. In 1917, at the time of the Revolution, they moved to London and Paris. They're boutique at 56, rue de Seine will soon have a tea room serving Anastasia, Troika, Prince Vladimir, Petrushka, Samovar, Zoubrovka, and Russian morning tea...

Green tea tasting at Le Festival de The All kinds of tasting and sniffing was going on - a green tea tasting...

Les Contes de The at Le Festival de The

Tea samples at Le Festival de TheEndless samples to sniff...the in vrac - lose tea leaves sold by the gramme. And tea sold in boite en metal from Les Contes de The. They also have a salon de the at 60, rue de Cherche-Midi ("tea Street") 75006, offering not less than 200 tea varieties. Sachets mousseline de thés are how the French do up tea bags in silk fabric..

Emami at Le Festival de The China pots on a charcole brazier from Hindu Emami, brewing up Ayurvedtic herbal teas.

Janpanese tea ceremony at Le Festival de The And finally a Japanese tea ceremony demonstration was ongoing...
You can visit Le Festival de The end of next October 2007


  1. The rosebud tea!
    Russian tea, in those amazing tins!
    You bring us the best of the best!
    Thank you !
    I am amazed at your foresight, your eye for detail, the way you weave a story!
    Your blog is a treat each day!

  2. Anonymous9:17 AM

    I'm so entranced I have no word. Merci, Carol!

  3. Carol, not only do you have an eye for beauty, but an eye for packaging. I can almost smell the tea.

    I can smell the tea!

  4. Anonymous5:26 PM

    Rose-bud tea, what could be more romantic? perhaps hiding in an amoire a la Corey??? LOL

  5. Anonymous6:25 PM

    Grandma always taught me that loose tea was best. And of course she was so right. These look wonderful--I'll bet this was such a treat for the senses...it must have smelled so rich. Thx for sharing!

  6. I experienced going to a Japanese Tea Ceremony when I taught in Japan. It's a really interesting experience...so full of ritual. It's quite lovely :)

  7. I have read a lot about the tea ceremony and hope to experience it in Japan in May. The BEST display of tea pots, and Japanese art/culture /swords and even a tea room is the British Museum.. I found it a beautiful display..

  8. This post is vraiment irrésistible...

  9. Anonymous6:16 PM

    Oh, Kusmi tea. Some days it just makes life bearable. Especially Prince Vladimir or Petrushka.

    I think I need to go drink some tea.


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