Monday, July 27, 2020

Tea in Paris

In a shop dedicated to tea and nothing else:
Dammann Frères, Paris, Place des Vosges.
This is the last week of July and the 1,000,000th week of coronavirus lockdown. The blog event Paris in July (link) has inspired me to revisit earlier trips to this beloved and beautiful city while I'm unable to go more than a few miles from home. And the blog event "T is For Tuesday" (link) has given me the idea of looking at tea from a Paris perspective. It's fun to see what other people are doing to keep their equilibrium during these challenging summer days, and to share experiences from the past with them. Looking at tea...

Dammann Frères, Paris, November 2018 (photo by Tom).
This shop has been in business since 1692. Several other Dammann shops
are in other neighborhoods in the city. Other specialist tea-sellers
also have shops in various areas of Paris.
We visited Dammann Frères during Christmas season, so it was busy.
Their variety of single-origin teas from around the world is endless.
They also blend tea with many aromatic herbs, dried flowers, leaves, and other flavors.
Evelyn is the tea drinker in the family, and she bought a few packages of tea.
Customers inside the shop (photo by Tom).
The shop is in the arcades that line the Place des Vosges.
(Photo by Tom).
Before we went into the tea store, we looked around the Place des Vosges. Miriam and Alice are just to the left of the statue.
An amusing shop window elsewhere in Paris showed some clever tea pots.

"Patisserie Salon de Thé" (photo by Evelyn).

Blog post and all photos © 2020 mae sander for mae food dot blog spot dot com.

25 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an absolutely incredible and authentic post featuring Paris and T Stands For Tuesday. I loved the window displays, especially the colorful pots and the artist's palette. That was clever. So was your entire post. Oh to own one or two of those incredible tea pots you shared with us. Thanks so much for joining us for T this Tuesday, dear Mae.

Angie's Recipes said...

Those teapots are so pretty!

Vagabonde said...

I have never been to Dammann Freres, it looks like a great place. With my mum we used to go to Mariages Freres (https://www.mariagefreres.com/FR/accueil.html) (they opened in 1854) because it was in the Marais where my mother lived. But, the last time I had tea in Paris, I’m afraid to admit it, I went to my favorite tea shop, the UK Whittard of Chelsea. At the time they had a shop in Paris on rue Bucci, near Boulevard St. Germain. Now, they have closed it and I’ll have to go to London next time to drink their tea (I’d like that too.)

kathyinozarks said...

How special you were able to take this trip-enjoyed all the t shops-what a wonderful experience-thanks for sharing Happy T Kathy

dee Nambiar said...

That's some fun-window shopping. Love all those teapots.

Let's blog our way through Covid19. :)
Stay Safe, Mae.

-- Dee.

Linda Kunsman said...

what lovely photos and memories of this trip to Paris! I have been to la Place de Vosges but do not recall seeing that wonderful looking tea shop...
thanks for sharing and happy T day!

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

I'm a tea drinker and always love a good cup of tea.

I wish I had known about Dammann Frères when I was in Paris. I would have definitely gone there. Next time, hopefully. :)

Jeanie said...

I love Place des Vosges. It was so lovely. But I don't know how I missed this particular shop. That's a beautiful photo of the arches of the arcade.

Linda said...

Nice post. Love the arcade!

Valerie-Jael said...

Paris is always a great place to visit, those tea pots are amazing.Have a good week, happy T Day, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

Ilove the yellow tea pot!!
Tea-time for sure, it´s still way too cold... thought it warms up, noooo..

Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

I love this tea shop. My cousin and I have a thing for tea when we are in France.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I could look at the window displays in Paris all day. Beautiful. Tea is yet another reason to go to Paris.

creativeseconds.com said...

So many beautiful pictures ~ Would love to smell what that tea shoppe must smell like ~ The display window is lovely. Thank you for the visual journey!

dee Nambiar said...

That's some fun-window shopping. Love all those teapots.

Let's blog our way through Covid19. :)
Stay Safe, Mae.

-- Dee.

Eileen Bergen said...


Lovely photos, Mae. Wouldn't it be nice to walk those streets again? Without COVID of course.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

Gerlinde de Broekert said...

I love that tea shop and miss Paris. Thanks for sharing.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh The memories of Paris! Place des Vosges is one of our favourite spots! I'm not a tree drinker but know plenty of places to get a good cup of coffee! Happy T day! Chrisx

Kate Yetter said...

Oh how gorgeous! I want to go to a tea shop like that. If I could travel the world visiting tea shops I think that would be the idea retirement. Tea is my thing and a whole shop dedicated to it sounds like heaven. I love your post this week.
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Let's Art Journal said...

Such gorgeous photos of Paris! I remember visiting these arcades on my travels to Paris too, it's a beautiful place 😀. Thanks for the memories and wishing you a very Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

CJ Kennedy said...

I would never have associated Paris with tea. The tea shop looked awesome and I loved all the cups and teapots. The best thing whether coffee or tea would be the pastry. Happy T Day

My name is Erika. said...

How fun to visit a tea store. It looks like a really fun thing to do. Thanks for taking us to Paris. And I hope you had fantastic T day. Hugs-Erika

DVArtist said...

Ohhh thank you for the trip to Paris. It looks so inviting. The tea shop, how fun.

Lisca said...

Thank you for taking me on a trip to Paris. I love window shopping and this shop is very special. It has been going for so many years. Can you imagine the expertise accumulated in all those years of business!
The tea pots are so cute. I wouldn't mind owning one of those.
Happy belated T-Day,
Hugs,
Lisca

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great set of photos. Happy belated T-Day!