This Tea Is Love Incarnate

During my trip to Paris I was lucky enough to visit Mariage Frères, one of the most renowned tea companies in France. The store is absolutely beautiful: dark mahogany wood walls displaying a very extensive tea collection—more than 500 varieties in all. I bought a small bag of the Wedding Imperial Tea, and my only regret is not bringing back a suitcase full. Made from golden Assam leaves, it’s a light-bodied tea with creamy notes of chocolate and caramel. Mariage Frères describes it as “a paean to love,” and I can see why.

Mariage Frères Wedding Imperial Tea Bags, $20 for a box of 30