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3 Tea Time to add luxury and indulgence to your weekend

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Succumb to the art of tea time and elevate your weekends to heights of refinement. This article reveals three prestigious addresses where luxury meets indulgence, transforming every cup of tea into a unforgettable sensory experience.

Maison Colbert, intimate tea time

Nestled in a small street in the Latin Quarter, the Hôtel Maison Colbert is home to the charming Clotilde café. In addition to its brunch, this establishment offers a tea time of rare elegance. In the kitchen, the talented Nina Métayer, voted Best Pastry Chef in the World in 2023. Enjoy the former residence of Simone de Beauvoir with its green terrace or its cozy lounge and comfortable armchairs.

Arrive on an empty stomach to fully appreciate this decadent tea time! The experience begins with the delicacies displayed on the central buffet, already appetizing. Start by choosing your hot drink and smoothie, then select the pastries and cakes presented on a server. Offering an Instagram-worthy setting. The Hibiscus Pear Flower combines a crumble, a mousse with blackcurrant flower water and a pear, grapefruit and hibiscus compote, while the Chocolate Craquante skillfully plays with the different textures of chocolate. Continue with travel cakes, such as the regressive brookie and the lemon mousse, accompanied by well-buttered madeleines. A pure delight!

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Maison Colbert, 7 rue de l’Hôtel Colbert, 75005 Paris. Tea time served from Tuesday to Saturday from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. until April 28 (€36 per person). Online Booking.

Little Miss Geisha, Japanese tea time

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Facing the Luxembourg Gardens, this Zen bubble exudes a captivating tranquility. Lulled by a sensual decor imagined by the Mixomania collective. Little Miss Geisha brings together the elegance of traditional Kyoto homes. Wooden chairs, orderly benches, lanterns, flowery chandelier and soft light. The poetic atmosphere is enhanced by a refined selection of tableware in ceramic, lacquer and porcelain. An ultra-soothing haven.

In close collaboration with Tomo patisserie, Little Miss Geisha offers an irresistible signature tea time formula. On the menu, a daifuku mochi, a dorayaki and a slice of travel cake, accompanied by a hot or cold drink of your choice. Special mention for the chef's dessert: a chocolate mousse made with Criollo grand cru cocoa, enhanced with barley miso and roasted bean pieces. As for drinks, the menu offers a selection of teas, including whipped matcha, a house staple, as well as the sublime 'Geisha' coffee.

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Little Miss Geisha, 13 rue de Médicis, 75006. Tea time served from 12 p.m. to 18:30 p.m. every day.

Procope, the legendary tea time

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Entering a place that has existed since 1686 inevitably arouses a particular emotion. It is in the depths of Saint-Germain-des-Prés that this legendary address is nestled, having hosted the Parisian elite and illustrious figures who have left their mark on history over the centuries. In 2024, the Procope is reinventing itself, undergoing a transformation orchestrated by the Parisian interior architecture studio Friedmann & Versace. The latter gives rise to a new Café-Glacier lounge, in perfect harmony with the aesthetics of the place and its grandiose past. It is good to remember that Procope, before being a brewery, was the first café in the XNUMXth century to serve this beverage, just imported from the Ottoman Empire!

A “gourmet break” is offered to you, a formula including a dessert of your choice accompanied by a hot drink of your choice from the famous coffee, tea or divine hot chocolate. On the menu, a major surprise awaits you: a gourmet creation by Christelle Brua, voted best pastry chef in the world in 2018, who imagined a sumptuous creamy Chocolate-Coffee Tart for Procope. The house's crepes flambéed with Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge are delicious, as are the ice creams and sorbets available in creative cuts such as Limoncello with lemon and mandarin sorbets, mini limoncello baba, whipped cream. Fior di Latte ice cream with whipped cream and milk jam, overflowing in its cup, will satisfy the desires of even the most gourmands!

Procope, 13 rue de l'Ancienne Comédie, Paris 75006. 01 40 46 79 00. Gourmet menu served from 15 p.m. to 19 p.m.

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