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A Tuscan Texan immersed in Florentine life

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Tea time in Florence at the Via del Tè


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Yep, you guessed it – me and my current love for tea and all of its fine flavors has led me to discover yet another hotspot in the center serving a wonderful selection of tea and goodies that I had to share with you all. The place is called ‘Via del Te” and has been open since 1997 in piazza ghiberti square – sant’ambrogio area of Florence. They have a beautiful salon where you can have a full English tea or like me and my friend, some macarons and chai!

One thing I really liked about this place was the vibe. I felt like I could have been in an english town, a cozy escape from the general chaos of the area itself. I don’t know how it is possible that I haven’t been here myself but this is somewhere I would bring people for a chat. Or even a book by myself in front of the window enojoying a late-afternoon snack. The chai they served was good {if a little on the sweet side – don’t add sugar!}. Their selection of teas are vast. Literally page after page of different types, oolongs, earl greys , fruit infusions, tisane. I have really been crazing a certain black tea infused with the aromas of nutmeg, cream, strawberries and even peperoncino called “Fuoco di Ceylon”. That and the red ‘fuoco del camino’ from Teatro del’Ozio are most definitely ones that I keep going back to again and again. This place is a little on the pricier side but still not outrageous. I really want to come back and try the english tea with scones. I don’t know why but I always crave that special treat whenever I am in a tea house.

You better believe we chowed down on some macarons, even I pretended like I wasn’t hungry. Yeah right, nothing could keep away from these yummy treats!

La Via del Te

Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 22-red 50122 Florence, Italy. Tel+39 055/2344967.

Open Monday – 4pm-7:30pm. Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 – 1:30pm, 4pm – 7:30pm. Closed Monday morning and Sunday.                                These are their hours until the beginning of June, check here for their summer hours.

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2 Responses

  1. Love this place! I’ll have to get some Macarons next time, those look amazing. Just another reason to love the Sant Ambrogio neighborhood!

Georgette Jupe

Welcome to my personal blog by a curious American girl living and working between Zug, Switzerland and Florence, Italy with my husband Nico, our newborn Annabelle and Ginger the beagle. This space is primarily to share about my love for Italy (currently on a 13 year romance) with a fair amount of real talk, practical advice, travel suggestions and adjusting to a new culture (Switzerland). Find me on IG @girlinflorence @girlinzug

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