Paris: Tea Capital of the World

by Tory Hoen
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Tory Hoen

After attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of's Guide To Life After College. View Tory Hoen's Website

5 comments on “Paris: Tea Capital of the World

I am a fan of tea lately, moving away from the mudd. I like the article on tea and would love to take a tour de Tea in Paris. Inspiring!

Samantha’s comment on the sweet little L’Oisivethe in the 13 is terrific. And yes, part of the joy of tea in Paris is that there are many friendly, even funky places to shop for or to enjoy good tea with friends and family as well as the numerous shops and salons of venerable importers and tea-blenders. I’ll write about more in an upcoming piece for hipparis.

There’s a fantastic little teahouse in the 13th that deserves a mention as well – and it’s a lot more family-friendly than the ones mentioned in this article. It’s called L’Oisivethé and is run by a fellow American. There’s a wide variety of teas to try and/or purchase, a menu with a great mix of French and American specialties, and even a yarn corner for the knitters out there!

This comes to no surprise to me! Whatever comes from Paris is generally perfection!

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