Whenever I feel like cocooning, this is the place in Paris I feel like going to. A relatively new teahouse called Thé-ritoires makes you leave Paris and enter the English countryside. It is ultra cosy: small and intimate and decorated with amazing taste, I could not stop myself from looking everywhere around me.
The beautiful glasses, silver-plated cutlery and antique furniture add to the intimate ambiance. Even the acoustics have been taken care of so no street noise is allowed – a detail that I particularly appreciate, I have to admit!
The place is run by a former archaeologist who decided to become a tea expert. After running his business for a while he decided to open his first tearoom. Everything in it shows that it’s a place completely true to his taste, even the menu: for every tea an explanation is given and it is printed on a soft kind of Chinese paper that a friend and I decided to take home just for the beauty of it.
All this magic does come with a price (a pot of tea starts at €10) but you can cocoon as long as you want as the very purpose of this place is to relax. They also serve pastry, an excellent soup of the day (€ 6.50) and quiches – all homemade.