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Brewing for the fusion of perfection

The Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine is renowned for its artistic combination of French techniques with Chinese tea. They distinguish themselves from other concept stores via their different tea perfumes, abstract ceramics and unique cross-cultural ambience.

Imagine a Chinese man harvesting beautiful tealeaves, listening to the trickling sounds of the river in the mountainous terrain somewhere deep in the countryside of China. Now imagine, his hard work in Paris with the most gifted architects and intellectuals who created a whole new trademark of tea. In discovering far away terrains and unimaginable landscapes in Asia, Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine brings to life the beauty of the exchange between two cultures.


Through genuine experiences traveling Asia, the CFOC team aims to bridge traditional Asian cultures with contemporary French ways of living. The Dautresme family’s infatuation with China allowed them to reinvent the art and experience of drinking tea for Parisians, visitors and amateurs. Revolutionizing tea-brewing history, the owners managed to fuse ancient Chinese influences with current French styles and techniques in order to adapt to the local culture.


Tea tasting is integral to CFOC’s promotion of bodily health, peace and balance. In order to synchronize their unique atmosphere, they offer calming detox tea to promote mind and body elements of wellbeing. They never change their "basic" tea flavors, however, will play with perfumes to enhance the taste and adapt to French customs. Their most popular and interesting altered tea flavors include: Jasmin Romance, Lotus Sacré, Sweet Dragon and Shanghai Detox. Accompanied with geometrically decorated plates, signature silverware and porcelain teacups, the “Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine experience” embodies the meaning of embracing inventive concepts and different cultures.

Many people have to travel their entire lives and hike thousands of miles to find the perfect blend of perfumes to enjoy. Here in Paris, Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine provides a highly sophisticated, cross-cultural and creatively artistic fusion of tea that is not found anywhere else. With an exquisite environment and cultured staff, this cup of tea is redefining the meaning of multicultural.