Who we are


Created in Paris in 1986, Palais des Thés is a brand of premium tea that offers all-natural signature flavored teas, pure single-estate teas and exceptional limited edition Grand Crus.

Our founder François-Xavier Delmas has been touring the world's tea plantations for more than 25 years, forming long lasting relationships with suppliers in order to bring the best quality teas to his customers. Every week, Mr. Delmas shares with you his newest finds on his traveler's blog.

To bring our passion and knowledge of tea to you, two successful Tea Schools are also ran, one in Paris and the newsest one located at 156 Prince Street in SoHo, New York City. 

Since 2011, we have brought our expertise and premium quality teas to the US. With a team in New York City, two stores have opened in New York City in 2012, and a Tea School in 2015. Also, many successful collaborations have been built everywhere in the country, with prestigious partners including The Plaza Hotel NYC, Plaza Athenee NYC, Dean & Deluca, Mr. Marcel Beverly Hills, Maison Kayser, etc.

                                     Delmas at North Tukvar, Darjeeling



For over 25 years, we have been committed to bringing you the freshest and most exceptional teas from China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka… and Paris where our signature flavored teas are crafted. They include our most-popular Thé du Hammam, Blue of London and a lot more.

Our unique selection includes more than a hundred greenblackwhiteoolongpu erh and rooibos teas each year as well as a few ephemeral “Grands Crus”. All the teas are selected at the source by our team of tea tasters, often from small plantations in remote locations, and in accordance with a strict code of ethics, including pesticide-free culture, no child labor, safe and clean farming methods and no deforestation. 





Choosing our teapotscups and canisters allows you to have exclusive teaware. Over the years, we have established special relationships with our suppliers, who design many custom accessories solely for Palais des Thés' customers.

Some of these artisans and craftmen practice the time-honored crafts of their ancestors, while others give free rein to their creativity. Both have been selected by our team to create objects of the highest quality - both aesthetic and functional. 


 Hikari Teapots

Hikari Teapots


VISIT OUR TEA SHOPS                                          

We would be delighted to welcome you with a cup of tea in one of our 30+ boutiques in:

  • USA (2 shops in NYC: SoHo and Upper West Side)
  • France (in Paris (5) and other major cities(19))•
  • Japan (Tokyo)•
  • Israel (Tel Aviv)•
  • Ireland (Dublin)•
  • Belgium (Brussels, Liege, Namur)•
  • Norway (Oslo)•
  • Slovenia (Ljubljana)
  • Luxembourg 


                                              Le Palais des Thés boutique

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