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tinpanalley Oct 17, 2012 05:28 PM

Hello,
Does anyone have any leads on stores where I can get
- PG Tips, Typhoo, Taylor's and Barry's (yes, I know it's Irish and not British) tea in Paris?
AND
- Frantoia olive oil from Italy? No Italian shops I'm finding seem to carry it.

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    Nancy S. Oct 17, 2012 06:37 PM

    Bon Marche

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      PhilD Oct 18, 2012 03:51 PM

      And I assume M&S stocks their usual English products and their tea stacks up well against these UK brands.

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      tinpanalley Oct 18, 2012 04:28 PM

      Found Frantoia today, finally, in a specialty Italian shop and it was more expensive than what I used to pay in New York!!

      1. Delucacheesemonger Oct 19, 2012 12:15 AM

        Irish store, groceries, sweaters, and liquor on Bd Voltaire just west of Rue Charonne. Next time by will check and see if they have teas.

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          tinpanalley Oct 19, 2012 02:49 AM

          You're absolutely right, I found it! It's called Comptoire Irlandaise. http://www.comptoir-irlandais.com/ind...
          And their site shows they have Barry's AND Bewley's.

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            Delucacheesemonger Oct 19, 2012 08:17 AM

            Just went in and they have those two plus a couple more but no Typhoo or Tips.

        2. sunshine842 Oct 19, 2012 12:31 AM

          there's a British shop in the 16th -- otherwise Carrefour and Auchan carry PG Tips, Yorkshire Tea and Typhoo (albeit not always at the same time)

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            Ptipois Oct 19, 2012 08:40 AM

            Take a look in the Indian stores around Passage Brady and Gare du Nord.

            1. Parnassien Oct 19, 2012 10:30 AM

              Most of the British/ Irish expats I know seem to go to l'Epicerie Anglaise in a passageway just off the boulevard Magenta/ place Répubique.

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                tinpanalley Oct 19, 2012 10:49 AM

                Did go there last week. Great products but reeeeeeally overpriced. It is actually a bit cheaper to order from online shops and have it delivered.

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                  sunshine842 Oct 19, 2012 12:01 PM

                  a box of 40 PG Tips pyramids is about 2,20 at Auchan.

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                    tinpanalley Oct 19, 2012 12:09 PM

                    Very goo to know. Once I start exploring outside Paris, I'll be sure to try them. I don't think there are any Auchan in Paris.

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                      sunshine842 Oct 19, 2012 12:31 PM

                      there's a couple quite close in, so not difficult at all to get to -- one at Batignolles and one at La Defense, off the top of my head -- www.auchan.fr . There are a couple of posters who shop at Auchan, or there's a big one out by Disney, too.

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                vielleanglaise Oct 19, 2012 01:04 PM

                On the rue du Faubourg Saint Denis on the corner of the corner of the rue de la Fidelité is a Mauritian shop. They go to London every week and are by far the cheapest I've come across. They take orders, for me anyway, for things they don't have in stock.

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                  tinpanalley Oct 19, 2012 01:07 PM

                  Hmmm.. might be worth a visit. I'm surprised "Rich Tea" McVities are so hard to come across. Perhaps I shouldn't be.

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                    vielleanglaise Oct 19, 2012 01:10 PM

                    Rich Teas? They have them. If they're out, try the store next door, or wembley foods on the other side of the street towards the Porte Saint Denis.

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