Paris is filled with small surprises. Every street, nook and cranny brings its own secrets. It is what makes this city so supremely livable...there is never an end to the delight. Select almost any street, and you can while away hours discovering one such amazement after the next.
My secret find this last week was Tch'a, a tiny tea house just next to In Situ gallery. In fact you could call it a button of a place - easy to miss if you weren't looking for it, or greatly in need of something hot to shake off the January chill. Step inside and the smell of pungent teas greets you, along with craggy stone walls and about 7 small tables clustered in the back behind a Japanese screen. Here you can linger over a pot of green tea, dine on a dish of radishes, or buy that beautifully wrapped present for your uncle. And of course, because it is the Saint Germain de Pres arts quartier, there is a gallery of rotating exhibitions to complete the ambience.
And while we are on tea in Paris, I found this article from The Paris Times by Julie Pecheur:
6, rue du Pont de Lodi