OUR HISTORY

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LA ROUTE DU THÉ offers more than 300 varieties of tea from Asia, Latin America and Africa. But also, teapots, cups and accessories specialized to the tea ceremony.

A great tea lover, Wali HAYDARI created the first store "LA ROUTE DU THÉ" in Paris at the end of the 90's in order to be able to propose its selection of grands crus from all over the world.

Products from Asia are delicately selected on the spot according to the best harvests. Several times a year, he goes to tea plantations and small craftsmen, eager to import a fine selection of his products.

Today, with the development of crops, the house focuses mainly on tea, resulting from organic farming. Passionate, he developed his stores by selecting, at the source, quality teas. The LA ROUTE DU THÉ coffee counters offer a daily friendly welcome by proposing a tasting of the tea of ​​the day, in order to appreciate the flavors of this drink inviting to travel to the four corners of the world.

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LA ROUTE DU THÉ is also a great variety of herbal teas and homemade blends available in bulk, teabags and gift box. All the teas from Asia come from the teapot Camellia Senensis. Each tea garden has different characteristics, offering a wide range of tastes and flavors. The red teas come from a plant in South Africa, Aspalathus linearis. Most green teas come from Japan and China, majority of them come from organic farming.

The house also offers delicatessen products such as the famous aperitif appetizer at Wasabi, candied fruit spices, artisan speculos and many other delicacies that can accompany a cup of tea.

Whether porcelain, celadon, lacquer, lacquered wood, glass, cast iron or terracotta, the shops have a wide range of accessories for tea and herbal tea.

A long history of passion across Asian countries ...

Mr. Wali HAYDARI was born in the late 1950s in Kabul, of Afghan descent. He came from a family of traders, his grandfather was a merchant and worked for the king.

Political refugee at the age of 23, it was during the first war in Afghanistan that he was forced to leave his native country in 1979 to travel a nomadic journey to Europe via India and Pakistan.

It was in 1986 that he opened his art gallery in the heart of the fifth arrondissement of Paris, devoted to the arts and antiquities of Central Asia called "The Silk Road and its wonders".

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It was finally in 1993 that the first, LA ROUTE DU THÉ store opened its doors, in front of the art gallery.

Very quickly renowned in the neighborhood, as the house dedicated to the sharing of cultures of the world, warm and friendly.

HAYDARI, a tea lover, multiplies his travels to Asian countries such as India, China, Pakistan, Burma, Vietnam, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Tibet ...

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Over the years, he surrounded himself with friends and family to develop several boutiques in Paris, Versailles, Nice and recently in Chartres.

Passionate, he goes once or twice a year on the plantations, which allows him to select the best wines according to the terroirs and the altitude, the manipulation and the picking of the buds.


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