I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the French have an obsession with tea. I was expecting to drink lots of coffee but no! They enjoy a cuppa just as much as the English. They are very passionate about it too.
I drank some beautiful tea in Lyon, France. It was in a traditional Chinese tea room with a French twist. Very extraordinary and unique.
It was very delicious and refreshing and felt much healthier than drinking a strong coffee or espresso.
To prove my theory about the French’s obsession with tea, a friend sent me this interesting article about France’s Silent Tea Revolution an interesting read.
Who knows, in the future coffee will be no more and tea will be the normal accompaniment with a croissant!? Watch this space….
Stephanié x x
Having already sampled the delightful gateaux’s in a patisserie in the centre of Lyon we decided to travel around the city to discover more culinary delights!
Viola we found this fabulous patisserie. The Macarons were a delight. I scoffed the most tastiest Macarons I think I’ve ever eaten!
It was well worth the steep climb to reach the shop, French streets are so pretty. Rustic and full of charm and character.
I ate a variety of flavours including; pistachio, coffee, chocolate orange and lemon. Tres tres bon! Before you ask, no I didn’t share them, I ate them all myself as something’s in life are meant to be indulged by oneself and this is one of them.
The patisserie Bouillet is well worth a visit.
You are truly spoilt for choice, not a bad thing, but I found the Macarons particularly superb!
Next to try making them myself…….
Stephanié x x