Back when having tea was a more ceremonious ritual consisting of lots of elements, Casa Pereira da Conceição was the place that had them all. The fans, made of pau santo, a Brazilian hardwood, and hand painted, were every bit as much of the whole afternoon tea ceremony as the porcelain tea services the shop also sells. All part of the ritual. A look around the shop reveals furniture in the Louis 16th style, complemented by old coffee grinders and scales. Behind the counter a number of drawers store the two treasures that make a visit to the shop worthwhile: the wide selections of tea and coffee blends.
The most recommended coffee blend is the house blend, an homage to the founder and the shop’s inauguration in 1933. For those in the know, the fact that it is a blend of beans from São Tomé, Angola, Timor and Colombia is enough to denote its promise. But if you don’t know much about coffee, you can trust the workers here, if not only to watch them grind the coffee and become enveloped in the rewarding aroma. In short: teas, coffees, chocolates, sweets, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, hand-painted Portuguese porcelain and miniature cottages, better known as Lilliput Lane miniatures, are just some of the reasons to drop in and enjoy some respite from the hustle and bustle of Rua Augusta.
Teas; coffees; coffee making machines and accessories; chocolates; almonds, hand fans; porcelain; handicrafts; and Lilliput Lane articles