Fine Teas Finds
[Sans y Sans Fine Tea]
If you stroll down Carrer de L’Argenteria towards the Cathedral de Santa Maria del Mar, look out for a classy little tea shop on the left side just across from the popular tapas bar Sagradi. Once you step in, your senses will be captivated by the fragrances coming from the varieties of teas, tucked in giant-sized tins on the floor-to-ceiling dark wood shelves. Let the simplicity and stylish displays draw you in as you flick down the pages of their tea catalogue to find a tea that suits your mood.
My first encounter with this Catalan fine tea outpost -- Sans & Sans Fine Tea Merchants, was a bag of rooibos and black tea blend called Samurai given to Lionel by one of his friends on his birthday last year. The red rooibos was infused with a certain fragrant and a type of blue flowers. Unfortunately I found out that they do not stock this particular flavor anymore.
The closest I got to was Flor Del Desierto, a rooibos with bits of dried papaya, traces of chocolate and orange, and real rose petals (pictured above). Yumm! Best of all, it's caffeine-free so it makes an ideal tisane (herbal tea) before calling it a night. Right now this "tea" is my favorite. The taste of the infusion is as sweet as the tea itself. It smells so good that I've been toying with the idea of doubling it as a drawer freshener by filling it up in a handmade sachet.
[Earl Grey Green Tea infused with Bergamot]
The other tea that I discovered is called Luxus. It's a green tea infused with Bergamot oil. So many teas to fit each one's taste... what could be done is making a sampler of your own since you can get everything in 100gm bags. Or if you fancy to enhance your tea caddy collection, they've got really cute tea tins in gorgeous colors for between 4-10€.
IN THE KNOW
Sans & Sans Fine Tea Merchants
Metro: « Jaume I »
Tel:93 319 6081