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History A 'Mariage' Made in Heaven

A 'Mariage' Made in Heaven

Karen Burns

If you love tea and you find yourself in Paris, sooner or later (probably sooner) you'll make your way to the most fabulous French tearoom of all: Mariage Frères. There you'll be dazzled by the selection of more than 500 teas, the colonial décor of potted palms and natural rattan, the handsome waiters all in white, and the extensive menu of quiches, salads, cakes and scones, many flavored with tea.

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History Tea and the Guillotine

Tea and the Guillotine

Karen Burns

Along with the heads of Louis XVI and his queen Marie Antoinette, another casualty of the French Revolution was tea. Yes, really. It's a little known fact, but after its introduction to Europe in the 17th century tea was tremendously popular in France.

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