Maurice used to tell me that November can be very warm here in Paris and, so far, he’s been right. It was almost up to 70 yesterday. I put on a light coat and my most summery scarf before venturing outside. The other day I met a friend at the famous Tea shop, Marriage Freres. They have very nice teas and incredible desserts and light lunches too. I like to take people in here to have a look around and to just breath in the wonderful fragrance. The waiters (never have seen a woman except at the checkout area-hmm) wear vests and cute white bow ties. It was so warm we both ordered their ice tea.
The tea comes in these enormous glasses and there is usually actually enough ice, not always easy to find in France. I had Marco Polo Red-I love the fruity flavor-and my friend had a “white” tea, Esprit de Noel. It’s not cheap to have tea here though. You will have sticker shock when you get your bill.
I loved the shape of their sugar bowl so much that I bought one. I also got the cute little spoon but we never use it as Maurice only uses sugar cubes in his tea and coffee and I use little tablets of a sugar substitute. I bring it out for company though along with the sweet little round milk pot.