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The Great Wall of Tea

The Great Wall of Tea

Ginevra Held Interior Design

Well I've been a tad MIA here, apologies for that.  I've been dreaming about tea at Mariage Freres (again) and especially their wall of tea.  The wall of tea canisters is in every Mariage Freres I've been to in Paris and its definitely something to dream about.  I'm not sure exactly in what house fantasy this wall of tea would exist, but I know its there.  The first interior I imagined and designed, was a tea salon.  In the front was a shop, and in the back was the tea room.  Much like the Mariage Freres in the Marais.  The front of the shop had a wall of teas.  The shelf was black lacquer with emerald green insets, so the black canisters really popped. The entire scheme was blue green, red orange.  There were salmon marble countertops, blue-green silk on the chairs in the tea room, red-orange table cloths.  And of course de Gournay wallpaper with little birds flying about.
Needless to say, the tea salon of Mariage Freres has a bit of a hold on me.  Not just the decor, and the young men in white linen suits, but the tea itself of course.  Here are my favorite Mariage Freres teas:

Marco Polo (black tea)
Esprit de Noel (black tea)
Pleine Lune (black tea)
Earl Grey French Blue (black)
Earl Grey Imperial (black)
Phoenix (black)
The a L'Opera (green)
The des Legendes (green)
Casablanca (green and black)
The sur Nil (green)

I've missed some for sure, but these are the ones in my pantry at the moment.  Actually, I know there are way more, I just can't remember, because I've already finished them!


 

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