Palais des Thés Israel

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In recent years I’ve been turning from coffee to tea. I still love coffee, but I think it interferes with my sleeping habits so I’ve decided to let it go. It took some time to find a new hot drink that will fill the gap. In our warm climate middle-eastern weather, drinking hot beverages might sound a little strange, but like the Bedouin are saying – there is nothing like a hot sweet tea in the middle of the desert to cool the body. It wasn’t love in first taste, but I’ve started drinking tea. After a few months I’ve got used to it, and by now I’m completely taken over. Good Earl-Gray tea in the morning, an herbal mix after lunch and a nice rooibos in the evening are just wonderful, tasty way of life.

When I’ve discovered that in the middle of Tel-Aviv we have Palais des Thés – a store that specializes in tea, I was surprised and thrilled. I didn’t realize how much there is to learn about the art of tea making, and how many different wonderful kind to tea and herbs are waiting for me to try them out.  After meeting with the owner, Charles Peguine it was settled that a whole series of shorts how-to-commercials should be made and tell some of the secrets of the tea. I’m sorry that the videos are only in Hebrew, but the charm and magic of Charles and Sara can’t be denied even when you can’t understand what they say.

How to make the perfect cup of tea:

How to make cold tea:

How to make Matcha Tea:

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