Every afternoon, enjoy a gourmet moment at the tea room. Homemade pastries, such as our famous white cheesecake or the poppy seed and almond cake (gluten free) and other delicacies are offered in the salons of La Mirande in Avignon, under the glass-covered patio or on the terrace.
Our tea selection includes flushes from the most prestigious tea gardens :
- GYOKURO, the mythical Japanese green tea, has dark green, almost black leaves. The young shoots grown in the shade give it a strong and very vitalizing aroma.
- JAPAN SENCHA, a fragrant, fresh tea with a slightly smoky taste and a green colour.
- LAPSANG SOUCHONG, black tea, exposed to Chinese wood smoke which gives it its delicately smoked taste.
- ROOIBO, the plant that is not tea, is grown in South Africa. It is drunk like tea and contains no theine.
The purified water, the control of the individual water temperature and steeping time (leaves are removed before the tea is served) tends to achieve the best balance in flavour for each kind of tea.
Let us not forget the KOMBUCHA, a drink that appeared thousands of years ago probably in China, made of fermented tea which appeared in Eastern Europe in the 19th century. In fashion in Italy in the 1950s. Sparkling drink served chilled.
In the winter, old-fashioned hot chocolate is served to warm you up during the cold season.
Our espresso coffee is also organic and comes from Mexico. 100% Arabica, it is very delicate and slightly sour.
Numerous art books as well as French and foreign newspapers are available for the clientele of the tea room.