Here is a comforting venue, perfect to face the winter. Open in 2015 under the aegis of three friends, Alix, Vincent and Martin, Kodama is a lovely store doubling up as a very cute tea bar in the Montorgueil neighborhood.
On the menu, about forty references of teas and herbal teas created from scratch by the Artisans du Thé team rewarded in 2020 by Gault&Millau, drawing inspiration beyond the borders to create exclusive blends with original flavors and tastes, coming in a range by Kodama under lovely names chosen as a tribute to the loveliest French sayings.
For instance, you have the Le Vent en Poupe (riding high) green tea with green mint, the A Coeur Vaillant (Brave of Heart) green tea with mint and orange peels, the A Fleur de Peau (Thin-skinned) white tea based on rose, violet and jasmine, and the La Part des Anges (Angels’ share) white tea with slivered almonds and puff corn; as well as black teas such as the Comme des Petits Pains (Hot Cakes) based on dates and cocoa beans, and the Au Petit Bonheur (Trusting to Fate) based on mint, licorice and lemon, the La Vie à Pleines Dents (Living life to the fullest) based on rooibos, apples, and sweet spices, or the Du Bout des Lèvres (From the tip of the lips) based on hibiscus, pineapple and pink pepper.
Handmade in Kodama’s Parisian studio, recipes are based on 100% natural ingredients, without preservative or synthetic ingredients, disappearing from and featuring on the menu depending on the house founders’ mood and seasons. And the greatest green flag is most of these teas and herbal teas are organic.
In the winter like in the summer, Kodama offers to keep your tea experience interesting by enjoying it hot or cold, thanks to a cold-brew process enabling to develop of the flavors of the tea, even at low temperature. In other words, even in the winter, some iced tea is very delightful and is very original so you can throw a divine tea pairing meal for instance.
Of course, with Paris sometimes being freezing cold, we could not recommend enough to fall for one of the bestsellers of the winter season: chai latte (€5) made based on cow’s milk or plant-based milk and covered in a thick but light foam.
Open daily from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and extended opening on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Kodama enjoys a small pastry station created by Clémence Marchon, the pastry chef and sister of chef Alexandre Marchon running restaurant Marchon in Paris 11th arrondissement. It has it all to pair your delicious drinks with delicate and homemade pastries.
A genuine cocoon of softness smelling like a nice cup of tea as soon as you get in.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 23 November 2021
30 Rue Tiquetonne
75002 Paris 2