Athens: Tea Time in Thissio
photograph courtesy of Kaymaria Daskarolis
There are a gazillion and eight places to get decent coffee in Athens. Finding decent tea around here, however, is a different story. Needless to say, we were just about doing cartwheels when we found a tip-top spot for delicious and therapeutic tea in Athens.
??????? (in English, “Peonia”) is a tea and herb shop in Athens’s Thissio district, not even five minutes’ walk from the Thissio urban railway station (one stop away from the Monastiraki metro station, where you can connect to the urban railway line without needing to buy a new ticket).
We told the gentleman running the shop (who speaks perfect English, by the way) that we had runny noses, scratchy throats, and headaches, and he went to work brewing us the perfect tea to restore our health and clear our minds. A blend of white tea with ginger and cinnamon did the trick, and after a few hours of lounging on Peonia’s comfy sofa sipping the restorative tea, we were ready to get back on the city’s bustling streets.
Peonia is located at Amfiktionos 12 and Poulopoulou 8, Thissio, Athens, tel: +30-210-341-0260, email: peoniaherbsATath.forthnet.gr.