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Bar à Thé Betjeman & Barton in Paris, Ile de France
4/5
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cteresa rated this place
4/5
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A nice modern style tea shop which serves tea as well. Many tea varieties (of their own brand), though sadly no samples out. But a great shop just the same.

Thé - o - Dor in Paris, Ile de France
5/5
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cteresa rated this place
5/5
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This is competition for the most beautiful tea shop in Paris – and that competition is fierce. It is far far smaller than Mariage Frères at the Marais or Dammann at Place des Vosges, but it´s so so cute, so bijoux. And much more convenient for a tourist than I would have thought ( metro Trocadero, opportunity to gawk at Eiffel Tower from very best spot).

On the bad side, one can not just fuss around with the tea samples, which are not out one must ask the attendant by each tea. And finding the opening hours of the shop is not nearly as simple as it should be.

But the teas are wonderful, the shop very beautiful and the service lovely and helpful.

Empório do Chá in Lisboa, Lisboa
5/5
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cteresa rated this place
5/5
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First thing, the address on steepster is wrong. This is not on central downtown area, but further afield, Avenida de Paris, 17-A (near Praça de Londres and Avenida de Roma). But steepster database can not seem to accept the correct address so I can´t correct it.

I think this is the best tea shop and tea room in Lisbon – and I have certainly been testing both these categories. It has got the widest range of teas, and acessories, for sale I have yet found, with some very interesting things indeed, and they serve practically everything by the cup or teapot, for a reasonable price. It is not too big, the shop is not too large, the decor is simple but modern, but they have lots of delicious tea, and it is a very nice place with nice staff to take a cup or be tempted by their tea selection.

Lanidor Tea Room in Lisboa, Lisboa
2/5
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cteresa rated this place
2/5
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Very beautiful, somewhat precious decor on a gorgeous location, with a big selection of cakes and pastries. But there is not a lot of tea to select and they bring you a cup of hot water with a sealed teabag on the side. And then charge you 5 euros for it.

Ó-Chá in Lisboa, Lisboa
4/5
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cteresa rated this place
4/5
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Very nice decor, proper tea served.

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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season.

- Teas -

I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky. I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am trying to make sure …

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres,Thé-o-Dor and Yumchaa.

Location

Portugal

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