Any tea shops in France?

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Chadrinkincat
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:47 am

Any good tea shops in Paris that sell puerh or yixing?
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:25 am

No place for Yixing to my knowledge, if any try the flea markets.

Maison des trois thes was recommended to me by a Taiwanese friend, not sure about their Puerh.

Palais du thé maybe? Though more known for their Daarjeeling.

Avoid Mariages frères and Kusmi tea.

13e Arrondissement is Chinatown with Europe’s largest importer for Asian goods Tang frères -slim chance, still worth a visit!
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:38 am

Look at this thread:
http://forumdesamateursdethe.fr/viewtop ... en#p122170
and this
http://forumdesamateursdethe.fr/viewtop ... ique+paris

Maison des trois thes (M3T) is very nice to visit, but way too expensive to buy anything and kind of posh/pretentious, but may be nevertheless nice to have a tea there, such as aged puerh or oolong (expect about 30euro for a session). I haven't been to the other ones, which are probably better choice to buy something.

http://www.endora.fr/
http://www.letempleduthe.fr/
http://www.terredechine.com/
http://thesdechine.business.site/

For yixing and porcelain, keep your eyes open on antique flea markets (brocanterie) and antique shops. Lot of wares have been exported to Europe during 19th/early 20th century, France being one of the places. Paris is probably not the best place to look, very expensive.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:08 am

Cool, thanks for helping out.

I'm there for a week so Ill have enough time explore Chinatown and a couple places on that list.
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:17 am

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:08 am
Cool, thanks for helping out.

I'm there for a week so Ill have enough time explore Chinatown and a couple places on that list.
Just do not expect a fancy Chinatown like in London or SF, Paris CT is ugly high rises but the best Chinese-South East Asian food outside of Asia! Pho is legendary there!

Do not go there at night unless you know where you are going, it can turn a bit dangerous for non-locals in some corners of the 13th.
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Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:34 pm

I know you asked for Paris, but https://www.farmer-leaf.fr/ is still in France and has good prices and tea
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:49 pm

I ended up having tea at M3T. They have a massive selection of puerh but a lot of them are pretty expensive. They boasted about how great they're storage was for like 20min so I was sorta surprised when one of the 90's raw pu was mostly black carbonized leaf. They're more expensive stuff was prob much better but likely way over priced considering it looked like they use 2g max in an 80ml pot. Glad I checked it out but don't feel overly compelled to visit again anytime soon.
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:56 pm

Palais des Thés has good tea (their Grand Crus especially), but is typically way too expensive.
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Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:10 pm

utack wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:34 pm
I know you asked for Paris, but https://www.farmer-leaf.fr/ is still in France and has good prices and tea
Agree, farmer leaf has amazing pu erh teas. Then you've kusmi tea with fancy blends. Nice to buy stuff as a gift as they've good packaging, but it's a bit over priced. Then you've palaisdesthes which is probably the largest artisan vendor in the country. Never tried their tea though.
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