Published on September 14th, 2014 | by Sylvie Tuaillon0
Mariage Frères, the French Art of tea
When I was savoring a Lapsang Souchang at the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok with my daughter, few years ago, I discovered the prestigious brand of the French tea: Mariage Freres.
In 1854, Henri and Edouard Mariage established the company upon consigning on dedicating the tea trade.
130 years later, in 1985 the first shop opened in the historic offices of 30, rue du Bourg-Tibourg in Paris, in Le Marais Quarter, to market its teas and its mixtures under its own brand.
This traditional Parisian place possesses its own Museum of Tea, which will transport you to the past and towards exotic destinations. Its Tearoom, its Restaurant, and its Tea Shop have a large choice, you can buy your tea in bulk or in tea bags, from the most requested teas, to the rarest: White Hilalaya (22 lb per season).
Today there are seven shops in Paris.