Thés George Cannon
Type: Specialty Shops
This tea brand, one of the oldest in France, is still a family run business, headed up by master of tea Olivier Scala and his son Augustin. At their Left Bank shop they have a "théotheque" a sort of... Read More
This tea brand, one of the oldest in France, is still a family run business, headed up by master of tea Olivier Scala and his son Augustin. At their Left Bank shop they have a "théotheque" a sort of olfactory library of teas and if you ask, nicely, they will walk you through an olfactory tea tasting of exotic and rare gems that is a unique experience. The tea became famous for its use of fruit blends and infusions. Today they have a range of over 300 flavored teas, with Rouge Baiser (red kiss) being one of the emblematic house teas. Olivier Scala went on to create original blends such as vanilla and mandarin, strawberry and caramel. For serious tea drinkers, they also offer to do a custom blend. For this service, you must contact them directly and work with one of their team to personalize your blend for you.
- Christmas Shopping: "The shop here not too far from the Jardin du Luxembourg offers a lunch room as well as a day spa. Both integrate the art of tea and its beneficial properties. So when you plan your shopping day, allow for extra time here and be sure to reserve in advance."
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: This tea house is partnered with one of France's foremost chef-patissieres, Michalak, which speaks volumes.