M63: Uber cool Parisian tea house

Paris. C’est la vie.

We were walking down Boulevard de Rochechouart after a busy day in Montmartre and found this amazing place called M63. If you want to try delicious, quirky and cute tea, you should definitely visit.

We loved the pink furnishings and the lucky cat. M63 has a Japanese animation feel to it. However, this is actually a Chinese tea parlour with the coolest flavours and colours. The treats are quite unique, not your typical afternoon tea snack.

img_3136

M63 is one of the best places in Paris to have bubble tea, iced tea and the most scrumptious, beautiful pastries. Their texture is delicate and soft, they just melt in your mouth. Delicious. And the people who run the place are genuinely lovely.

We had rose iced tea with real rose buds and a mousse-like pink mango pastry that tasted like heaven. We loved it. Everything about M63 is cute and inviting. Plus, you can have a wicked tea experience for just a few euro. We had a fabulous time.

This is Halloween! Happy Halloween!

Finally! We got the part started. The cake is baked the drinks are poured and the candles are lit. We have the finest tea and the treats. This is just wonderful.

And Clovis has been on festive mode all day.

2 days until Halloween!

We are already in our Halloween best. We thank our friend Bob Slassor for this wonderful pic of Wolfy last year, having Halloween tea at La Rosa Hotel.

3 days until Halloween!

We must admit we were a bit sad today because we could not go to Whitby to see our favourite football team, Real Gothic FC, play at Whitby FC Stadium. However, we do know they like tea with honey and no milk so we are having that in their honour. We are raising a cuppa for the lads and we are wolfing down some chocolate cake, too. Plus, it is 3 days until Halloween!

4 days until Halloween!

As Halloween approaches, Clovis is becoming more sophisticated, his mood is also a bit darker but he is a vampire after all. He went to the vampire bar and had some drinkies. Kids, do no try this at home. Adults, do not try this at home.

14 days until Halloween!

How to drink pumpkin spice latte properly. Step 1: Be a black cat. We discovered this wonderful illustration by Ryan Conners on Instagram this morning. It has all the Halloween vibez going.

Ryan is a very talented artist and photographer based in Pennsylvania, she is self-taught and loves cats. We have thoroughly enjoyed her Halloween and Day of the Dead art. Visit her Kilkenny Cat blog and prepare to be amazed!

https://kilkennycat.wordpress.com

15 days until Halloween!

Only a couple of weeks now! We hope the tea will be ghoulishly good. As a blast from the past, we have a video of Clovis having Halloween tea at La Rosa Hotel in Whitby last year.

How to make London Fog (vegan-friendly)

As Halloween approaches, we are enjoying our warm autumn drinks. Today we had a drink with a very Halloweeny name: London Fog. It may sound very British but this is actually a North American hot drink, which was created in Vancouver, Canada. It is an Earl Grey type of latté, and it can be easily made at home. We had a go, took a look at a few blogs and came up with this Pinterest-inspired version.

By the way, we say our London fog is vegan-friendly but you can use regular milk as well. It is just that almond milk smells delicious when you heat it up, and it really goes well with Earl Grey, and other aromatic black tea blends once it’s all warm and frothy.

You will need:

  1. A half cup of hot Earl Grey. Earl Grey is the tea we use in the original recipe. If you don’t have Earl Grey or feel like experimenting, you can try other aromatic black teas. We have made London Fog with citrusy Ceylon and almond blends, and even with Fortnum and Mason’s strawberry tea. Now, you’re not supposed to mix strawberry tea with milk but in a London Fog, it is actually a pleasant combination.
  2. A half cup of almond milk. We used vanilla-flavoured almond milk but any other vegan type of milk can work. If you don’t want vegan London fog, you can use ordinary milk, of course.
  3. A half tablespoon of vanilla extract.
  4. The sweetener of your choice. We like sugar or maple syrup.
  5. Milk frother (optional)
  • Let the tea brew.
  • Whilst you wait, heat up the milk (medium heat) but don’t let it boil. Be very careful, milk boils up very easily and very fast, especially almond milk. You can use a milk frother to make the milk fluffy and lovely. If you don’t have a milk frother, you can whisk it for a few minutes whilst you heat it up or you can put the hot milk in the blender. It will be slightly less frothy but still fluffy. If you do use a blender, be very careful and lock it properly, otherwise, you may burn yourself.
  • Empty the tea to fill the bottom half of a cup. Add the frothy milk on the top half.
  • Add the vanilla extract and sweeten to taste. Alternatively, you can use vanilla syrup but it may be sometimes difficult and expensive to get. You can make your own but there is no need. Vanilla extract and your favourite sweetener are all you need.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle some cinnamon on the top. You can also use bits of culinary lavender and even roasted almonds and walnuts.
  • Enjoy.