8. Le Palais des Thés

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The English may be more well known than the French for their tea-drinking traditions, but Le Palais des Thés proves that the French really know their tea. The teas are directly sourced by founder Francois Xavier-Delmas from tea plantations throughout the world. Though they run a tea school in Paris, New Yorkers will have to content themselves with Le Palais des Thés’ two boutiques on the Upper West Side and in Soho. The latter offers tea classes for the budding connoisseur.