Sebastian Filgueiras shares his knowledge and passion for tea in a uniquely decorated shop

Housed in an old shoe store from 1880, still preserved today with its movements of original pieces, the Companhia Portugueza do Chá -Portuguese Tea Company- breathes a calm atmosphere, looking for something beautiful, something mystical, almost like a journey within ourselves, our senses, our own memory.

The creative character behind this beautifully decorated venue is tea sommelier Sebastian Filgueiras. A local resident from Argentinian origin, Sebastian moved to Portugal more than 22 years ago. Before that, he lived in Paris and was already a frequent visitor of Lisbon. He had this great creative idea of finding a venue with history and soul where he could celebrate and share his knowledge and love for tea.

In love with Lisbon, Sebastian Filgueiras, has created several teas dedicated to the capital. Those teas can be found in his shop, online as well as in many other venues within the city. It is in the same spirit that he created a tea specially for Lisbon Design Week with an illustration by Julio Dolbeth available at the shop. For Julio exhibition, go to Tinta nos Nervos.

His windows will display Távora furniture reedited by João Martins.

A reference in Portuguese 20th century architecture, Fernando Távora (1923-2005) is considered one of the patriarchal figures of the Porto architecture school, having been a mentor to many generations of architects. Able to wisely cross the vernacular and the modern, the historical and the contemporary, Távora was a pioneer in the survey and critical revisitation of Portuguese popular architecture. The way in which he combined modernist influence, with a global vocation and local pre-existences and materialities, makes his work, and his thinking, of central importance.

João Martins opened his first antiques store in 1984, combining carefully selected period objects and furniture with works of art and contemporary design. In 1991, it reopened on Rua da Meditação (Porto), presenting high quality restored furniture, rare objects and special editions resulting from partnerships with Portuguese architects. In 2020 he started producing the MS24 table by Fernando Távora.

Images for Companhia Portuguesa do Chá courtesy of: Charlotte Valade

Other images (furniture) courtesy of João Martins and illustration by Julio Dolbeth





10:00 - 19:00

Special edition tea box with new LDW tea + illustration by Julio Dolbeth in connection with his solo exhibition at Tinta nos Nervos 
Távora furniture reedited by João Martins to be displayed in the window

May 25
15.00 LDW tea tasting with Sebastian 

Please note that the shop is closed on Sunday

105, rua do poço dos negros, 1200-337