When a friend asked me to help research a piece she was writing on Parisian salons de thé, it took me all of 4 seconds to valiantly accept. What sort of friend would I be if I didn’t agree to spend an afternoon indulging in tea and cake?
Tea Corner is a lovely little spot just off rue Montorgeuil in the 2nd arrondissement. In keeping with our beloved British teatime, we arrived in the late afternoon to find a couple of fellow tea drinkers peacefully buried behind books and laptops.
On Jane’s recommendation we ordered 2 mugs of Chaï tea and a delightful little muffin.
The Chaï arrived with a special infuser and a mini hourglass. The waitress explained that once the last grains of yellow sand had passed through the timer, the tea would have had enough time to perfectly infuse. And like clockwork, 5 minutes later the black tea leaves were ready to be drained, leaving a creamy cardamom and clove-infused milk.
Our muffin came straight out of the oven with a cheeky warm Nutella filling and an extra dollop on the side. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.
Tea Corner – 6 Rue Mandar 75002 Paris * Métro – Etienne Marcel
- A mug of Chaï – €3.50
- A muffin – €5
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