Mariage Fregrave;res, the premier tea importers of France since 1854, offer their definitive version of the "art of tea" for those who are unable resist the temptation of a fragrant cup of tea accompanied by flaky pastry. When Richard Bueno and Kitti Cha Sangmanee bought the well-respected Parisian firm in the early eighties, they expanded the business and give it a radically new dimension by inventing the French "art of tea". Mariage Fregrave;res sought out the best tea buds from all four corners of the globe: green teas from Japan, white teas from China, and First Flush Darjeelings. This book shares new ways of enjoying camellia sinensis and uncovers the secrets of the Mariage Fregrave;res tea ritual: mouth-watering recipes, tranquil settings, and beautiful accessories. This refined book-packaged as exquisitely as the company's tea and tea-related products-is a chic and totally irresistible invitation to tea.