Time for a good cup of tea. Dammann Frères is a luxury tea brand. The company has been founded by the brother Pierre and Robert Dammann, both passionated by tea, in 1925. But the Dammann legacy started much earlier, namely in 1692 under reign of king Louis XIV of France. Since 2007 this company is part of group Illy (known from the coffee). I discovered their shop in september 2007 in the center of Paris. More precisely at the Place des Vosges.
The shop is rather dark: there is not that much daylight that enters and the shelves, tables, etc… are painted glossy black. At the other side: it creates a specific atmosphere. Difficult to describe: you have to experience it…
The tea itself is offered in different forms:
- loose tea
- caddies: boxes with loose tea
- cubes with 25 silk liked tea bags. Most of the boxes are black with a design in the embossment, foreseen with a label of the kind of tea.
- sets of different sorts of tea
You can not only buy the tea and herbal tea also all kind accessories such as tea pots and cups.
The stores of Dammann Frères can be found across France. Beneath you can find the address of their best known shop in Paris:
Place de Vosges 15
Tel.: 0033 (0)1 44 54 04 88