For this Afternoon Tea Week 2018 only (Tuesday the 14th to Monday the 20th of August) we will be collaborating with the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane and the Chelsea Physic Garden for an exclusive Garden Afternoon Tea. Celebrating our beautiful and naturally flavoursome Fruit & Floral tea range, Chef David Oliver has paired the teas with cakes and sandwiches made with the finest seasonal botanicals selected from the Chelsea Physic Garden.
AFTERNOON TEA WEEK 2018
From the Garden: Afternoon Tea
The afternoon tea experience begins with a tasting of the original hot chocolate recipe brought back by Sir Hans Sloane, Chelsea Physic Garden’s primary benefactor. The Garden Tea follows, served on a traditional afternoon tea stand with sandwiches, scones and jams made from the finest seasonal ingredients grown at the Garden. The sweet selection showcases Executive Pastry Chef David Oliver’s creativity through pastries inspired by different areas of the Garden, including The Perfume section, British Native Plants and the Beehives.
Highlights of The Garden Tea include David Oliver’s ‘Beehive’ and ‘Wild Strawberry and Poppy Macaron.’ The Beehive is inspired by the small collection of hives at the Garden that produce their own honey in late summer. The pastry combines oats, honey, blueberry and almonds, pairing beautifully with the honeyed character of our Pineapple & Osmanthus herbal infusion. The hand-painted Wild Strawberry and Poppy Macaron represents the best of British native plants. During summer, Britain produces delicious wild strawberries and poppies that marry perfectly in the macarons, and complement the crisp, refreshing flavour of our Green Apple & Hibiscus herbal infusion.
To accompany The Garden Tea, guests can choose from a selection of JING Fruit & Floral teas, available exclusively for Afternoon Tea Week 2018 only, with a complimentary Fruit & Floral tea explorer to take away with them.
The Garden Tea is served Monday to Saturday from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (last seating at 5:30 pm) in Amaranto Lounge and starts from GBP 42 per person or GBP 55 including a glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne.
DISCOVER THE RANGE
Fruit & Floral Herbal Infusions
Our new Fruit and Floral herbal tea range delights the taste buds for a moment of pure indulgence. In contrast to other flavoured fruit and herbal infusions, which typically deliver tempting aroma but disappointing taste, our infusions deliver a truly superior experience – hand-crafted from the highest quality ingredients of real fruit, whole flowers, natural herbs, and nothing else.