An enchanting alley
Tucked inside an alley in Palermo lies the perfect pairing of retail and relaxation. Deemed "la nariz de té," Spanish for the tea nose, Inés Burton's nose knows. Push through the glass door on the left and find a wall of wonderful options to please any aficionado. Whoever is working that day will happily share favorite blends and recommend selections with notes rivaling your go-to. But be sure to ask for a complete list too, because you won't want to pass anything up. I made two trips. First for a bag of blue earl grey- good for 80 cups- and next for tins of green earl grey, plum rose, and Chinese citric rose- marking a total of 200 cups of tea until my next visit to Buenos Aires. And if you prefer to try before you buy, there's also a charming cafe serving the blends alongside Decata's cakes and brownies.
By Jamie Sosoff
4865, BJM, Gorriti, C1414 CABA, Argentina
+54 11 5365-7618
Mon - Sat 11am - 7:30pm