Friday, November 20, 2009

Tea in Carcassonne

The' a' la Cite'.
Always keeping my eye out for tea shops, we found this sweet little teashop in Carcassonne.
The owner is standing in the doorway. He loved sharing his tea with me and gave me several tastings. He sold Dammann teas exclusively, which is a very old French tea company.
I find their teas very smooth and flavorful. They are known for flavored teas, but did have a few unflavored teas also.
There were only two tables in the back of the shop just for sitting and sipping tea.
I thought for the tea lovers that visit me, you might like to see a peek at the shelves.
I ended up bringing home three teas from this shop, which I am very much enjoying.
Right now I have been sipping Oolong Hazelnut tea. I have also been enjoying Luxembourg Oolong tea, which has roses in it. I am saving the Christmas White tea for December; so I will share in December how that one tastes.

Now just a little "eye candy".
We walked by this shop many times and the colors always jumped out at me until I had to take a picture. There was all varieties of candies and cookies stacked in beautiful, neat piles. They were so beautiful you couldn't help but want to buy something here. I brought home pretty little pink, strawberry lollypops to give at the birthday tea party I did after returning home.

We will leave Carcassonne next week and continue traveling as we finish the travel tour to Dordogne River and then onto Barcelona. I hope you are enjoying the travels along with me. It definitely was a dream come true trip for me and one I enjoyed planning for a very long time.


Linda J. said...

Thanks for sharing! Lovely photos!

Angela McRae said...

The tea shop is beautiful! So very different from anything I've seen here in the U.S. And that candy shop ... yum! Again, we're so blessed that you travel with a camera on you at all times. Thanks, Marilyn!

Annie said...

Hi Marilyn. I love the teashop window shot. The darkness of the interior framing the beautifully lighted exterior and the yellow flowers in the pink vase just took my breath away.

I'm off now to make some lovely jasmine tea that my boss brought back for me from China last year.


Deanna said...

What great fun!
The little table and a beverage would be wonderful to relax with.
Lucky you!
Have a sweet Thanksgiving,
d from homehaven

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Looks like a great tea shop! Certainly well stocked!

I have some Christmas White Tea that is very good, can't remember the brand, but it is a loose tea.

I'm always amused at French tea being "The" I wish I could hear you say how it is pronounced.


Jeanne said...

Lovely teas.......
Love Jeanne

parTea lady said...

I really enjoyed seeing this tea shop. Those animal teapots on the shelf were unique and there certainly was a variety of teawares. That looked like a wonderful candy shop too. What a treat to bring home some French tea.

Relyn said...

I love reading about your passion.

SE'LAH... said...

what a tea shoppe...i can get lost in there ;)

BrittArnhild said...

What a treat for you!
Happy trails.

the voice of melody said...

That tea shoppe looked like a wonderful place to spend some time. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

I love the rock wall outside the tea shop!

Merisi said...

I brake for teashops! This one looks particularly appealing. Enjoy your teas! :-)

Lois said...

Hey Marilyn!
Those teapots are so cute.
The tea sounds good too!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Marilyn,

Thank you for visiting my blog. It is so nice to meet you and get to travel with you on your trip. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs. The tea shop is charming as well as everything I see on your blog.
Have a lovely week.

La Tea Dah said...

Lovely! From tea to candy!


silk purse said...


This blog posting is so perfect for our little blog tea party, TUESDAY TEA FOR TWO, at The Plumed Pen blog..,

Yet, as you are traveling; this week would of course not be the optimal time to join us.~ Believe me when I mention, (as I'm sure you do realize "in spades", my dear lady); who wouldn't rather be enjoying such a slendid and lovely trip than blogging; however fun blogging is!~ Good for you!

You are msot welcome to pop by to The Plumed Pen blog to see what it's all about sometime!~ Have an awesome remainder of your trip!..,

Cheers from Silken Purse

Christina said...

i am very passionate about tea. it brings me such comfort.
do you enjoy scarlet tea, by any chance?

...mmm... said...

That looks like an incredible place. I just know i would have loved it too. thanks for sharing those photos and your time there. Ahhh.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Marilyn...such beauty!!!!! I imagine you DID think you were in heaven!!!! I must look at all of your photos ~ thank you so much for sharing them!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn