About us

Our tea brand is Palais des Thés, founded in 1987 by French founders, to ensure the freshness and quality of our products, we buy the tea directly from the growers, and our founders regularly visit tea plantations throughout the year, Growth and working conditions of tea pickers, and enforce standards of safety and hygiene.

It is also our way to get to know the cultures and people behind tea. Thanks to the direct contact with planters and the maintenance of close relationships with suppliers, we are able to bring you the most rare, new and prestigious teas from around the world, along with environmental conditions, plantation conditions and fair trade principles.

Palais des Thés stores in Israel

Dizengoff branch

○ In 2010, we opened the first branch of Palais des Thés in Israel on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv. The store has a huge selection of amazing teas and infusions. The store also offers tea accessories, teapots and of course tea cups. You are invited to come and ask any question about tea, our expert staff is waiting for you.

Dizengoff 131, corner of Gordon, Tel Aviv – 03-5221317
Sunday to Thursday: 9:30am – 8pm | Friday: 9am – 4pm

Sarona Market branch

In the summer of 2015 we opened our second branch in Israel – at Sarona Market. In the market you can purchase the world’s best food products and of course our wonderful teas. You are invited to enjoy the underground parking that connects directly to the market.

Aluf Kalman Magen 3, Tel Aviv – 03-5173935
Sunday – Thursday: 9am to 10pm; Friday: 9 am till one hour before start of Shabbat; Saturday: 9am to 10pm

Charles Peguine

Charles Peguine is the founder of Palais des Thes in Israel

Francois-Xavier Delmas

Our founder, François-Xavier Delmas, travels the world in search of the finest teas. For the past 30 years he has spent much of his time visiting gardens and plantations, meeting farmers and producers. This has given him an in-depth knowledge of the tea regions, terroirs and techniques, and above all allowed him to forge close ties with the people who dedicate their lives to making the best teas.

Thanks to this constant presence in the field, François-Xavier has been able to taste some exceptional teas and discover rare pluckings that are prized local specialities, but often completely unknown in the West. This inestimable knowledge is particularly reflected in the selection of rare, limited-edition and artisanal teas available in Le Palais des Thés stores. Every week, François-Xavier shares his knowledge on his blog, Discovering Tea, describing his visits to tea plantations, the people he meets, and his thoughts and experiences.

Mathias Minet

Mathias Minet joined Palais des Thés alongside François-Xavier Delmas in the late 1990s. Together, they have led the growth of the company, bringing tea to as many people as possible. In 1999 they set up the Tea School to share their expertise and experience in tea tasting. They have also written two books on tea: Le Guide de dégustation de l’amateur de thé (Edition du Chêne 2007), which has been the leading French-language guide to tea for the past 10 years, and more recently Tea Sommelier, Le thé en 160 leçons illustrées (Edition du Chêne 2016).

For 20 years, Mathias has been creating unique flavoured blends for Palais des Thés including hugely popular teas such as Thé du Hammam, Blue of London and Vive le thé!

Jean-Luc Foucher-Créteau

Jean-Luc Foucher-Créteau was a member of the small group of Palais des Thés’ founders in 1986. Passionate about the venture from the start, Jean-Luc rejoined the business in 2015 after an international career. On the invitation of his childhood friend François-Xavier Delmas, he is now CEO of Palais des Thés, a 100% French, independent company. Jean-Luc’s love of tea is matched by his passion for business and his desire to enable Palais des Thés to develop further in this fascinating field.


Bring the best quality teas

Palais des Thés wants to communicate its passion for tea and introduce people to the gastronomic delights of tea, which have remained unknown in the West for too long. Every year, our experts travel in the tea plantations.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy and to periodically check up on the plucking methods, the way they are worked, treated…

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Discover Palais des Thés

Palais des Thés is primarily a group of people with a passion for tea that have been operating in this field for more than 30 years. Palais des Thés offers the highest quality service and products, from aromas to rare tea varieties from the finest plantations in the world. Tea offers an endless variety of aromas and flavors. We are pleased to have the opportunity to introduce you to the world of tea, and we invite you to make every cup of tea an extraordinary pleasure. We want you to experience everything that tea can offer and share your experiences with others. Welcome to the world of Pele de Teas!

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Responsible purchasing policy

  • No child labour, no enforced labour
  • Respect for the environment through clean farming methods
  • No deforestation
  • Payment of decent wages to workers,
  • Respect of health and safety standards.
  • Discover the cultures of the world

Since its establishment, Palais des Thés has maintained a constant presence in the field and has created lasting relationships based on trust and friendship with tea growers. Environment, sustainable development and fair trade are issues that are at the top of Palais des Thés’ priorities.
Our familiarity with tea growers and plantation management methods allows us to ask the growers to follow our purchasing policy:

Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world after water. Tea production provides a livelihood for millions of people in countries where tea is grown. Trade in tea is based on strong relationships between people. Palais des Thés wants to help her clients learn about the cultures of the tea-growing countries by sharing her travel stories and experiences.