Palais des Thés might be the god of all teas. I drink 5-6 cups of green tea a day, so when a package of Palais des Thés Fleur de Geisha green tea ($15) and a matching candle arrived, I was overly excited. For 25 years the Palais des Thés founder, François-Xavier Delmas, has traveled around the world to tea plantations to find the greatest teas and all-natural ingredients.
The Fleur de Geisha tea that arrived was a loose leaf tea with an aroma to die for. It's inspired by the Japanese Hanami and includes cherry blossoms. With a bit of honey or by itself and after just one sip put me in a state of heaven. Besides being a great tasting and smelling tea, the candle added to the experience. The Fleur de Geisha candle ($45) is based off the airy and celestial tea and has 50 hours of burn time.
This tea is great for anytime of the day, but I especially enjoy it on a nice Sunday afternoon while I'm doing my leave-in conditioner, giving myself a pedicure or just relaxing and watching a movie.
Palais des Thés have an extensive collection of tea flavors and are perfect for an at-home spa experience. With a successful tea school in Paris and now tea classes at their Soho flagship location, Palais des Thés teas can be found in more than 30 countries, 30 tea boutiques and select cafes, hotels, restaurants, tearooms and soon in spas. Check out them out in Soho at 156 Prince Street or uptown at 194 Columbus Avenue (btw 68th & 69th).