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Flirting with Flower Tea

Flirting with Flower Tea

From top afternoon tea venues in stylish thoroughfares to artisan tea houses in cosmopolitan corners, flower tea is floating its way into the hearts of afternoon tea fans. A luxurious indulgence boasting the wow factor, we simply had to try it for ourselves. A quick look on-line brought us to theteamakers.co.uk where we selected a box of(…)

Afternoon Tea Week Tea Tasting at the Kensington Hotel

Afternoon Tea Week Tea Tasting at the Kensington Hotel

The Kensington will be celebrating Afternoon Tea Week (which runs from 8th – 14th August) with a Tea Tasting event in association with the Rare Tea Company, on Thursday 11th August at 3pm, and two exciting new menus. Guests of the Tea Tasting Event will be welcomed with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne in The(…)

Chocolates for Chocoholics

Chocolates for Chocoholics

Do you love someone enough to give them your last rolo? We thought not. This probably means that you’re a bit of a chocoholic. Fortunately for you, we have created a delicious round-up of drool worthy Chocolates for Chocoholics gift ideas to satisfy that oh so sweet tooth. (Be sure to share this post if you wish(…)

Top 10 Wimbledon Afternoon Teas 2016

Top 10 Wimbledon Afternoon Teas 2016

With Wimbledon tennis season in full swing, we’ve dragged ourselves away from the TV to see how this renowned tennis tournament is being celebrated in the finest tea salons across the country. In no particular order, here’s our Top Ten Wimbledon themed afternoon teas. Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at the Winter Garden, Landmark Hotel, London.   Set(…)

Summer at the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh

Summer at the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh

In addition to their delicious afternoon tea, this Summer The Sheraton Grand have a tantaslising treat in store for those who would simply like to take time out for a quiet drink. One Square is taking its innovative gin partnership with Pickering’s Gin outdoors with the launch of the One Square Pickering’s Gin Terrace. This(…)

Afternoon Tea Review Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

Afternoon Tea Review Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

This Summer the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa have unlocked the key to “A Tasteful Gin Afternoon Tea”. Newly launched for Summer 2016 word was quickly spreading in Edinburgh’s high heeled streets about this exquisite dining experience. We simply had to try it for ourselves. On a hot Summer’s day, we escaped the bustling Saturday shoppers of vibrant Princes Street(…)

Spotlight on Ateliers des Chefs

Spotlight on Ateliers des Chefs

With cooking schools in St Paul’s and Oxford Circus, L’Atelier des Chefs have been helping London foodies indulge their culinary passions for many years. Whether you want to learn how to make the perfect macaroon for an afternoon tea party, knock up a tasty tea or prepare a mouthwatering banquet, Ateliers des Chefs have cooking classes(…)

Tea Quotes to Make You Smile

Tea Quotes to Make You Smile

We all know that you can’t beat a good cup of tea to lift your spirits no matter what life throws at us. Here are some Tea Quotes to make you smile and brighten your day. Make the most of each day with this sage quote. “Today is a day that will never come again.(…)

Win a Luxury Afternoon Tea for Two with Red Letter Days

Win a Luxury Afternoon Tea for Two with Red Letter Days

Courtesy of Red Letter Days, we are delighted to offer you the chance to Win a Luxury Afternoon Tea for Two. The lucky winner and a friend will be able to choose from one of 40 Red Letter Days UK hand picked luxury venues. Each of these chic and inviting establishments boasts a great location, excellent service(…)

Chocolate Eton Mess Recipe

Chocolate Eton Mess Recipe

We all love a light Eton Mess. This delicious Chocolate Eton Mess Recipe from Ateliers des Chefs adds a dash of chocolate and fresh minted raspberries to truly tease our tastebuds. Chocolate Eton Mess Recipe with Fresh Minted Raspberries INGREDIENTS For the chocolate ganache Double cream : 50 ml Dark chocolate : 100 g Double cream : 250 ml Egg white(s) : 50 g(…)

Spotlight on Afternoon Tea at the Reform Social and Grill

Spotlight on Afternoon Tea at the Reform Social and Grill

Housed within the elegant Mandeville Hotel in the heart of a vibrant Marylebone Village, Afternoon Tea at the Reform Social & Grill is undoubtedly one of London’s most popular afternoon tea destinations. Conveniently close for shopping in Oxford Street or for a pleasant stroll through Regents Park and Hydepark, its afternoon tea menu stands out from(…)

Shortbread Biscuits and Chocolate Cream Recipe

Shortbread Biscuits and Chocolate Cream Recipe

A delicious sweet treat for afternoon tea. Roll up your sleeves with Atelier des Chefs and try this delicous shortbread biscuits and chocolate cream recipe. INGREDIENTS FOR THE SHORTBREAD BISCUITS & CHOCOLATE CREAM For the chocolate cream Whole milk : 250 ml Double cream : 250 ml Caster sugar : 80 g Egg yolk(s) : 4 whole Dark chocolate : 200 g For the shortbread(…)

Mini Blackforest Cupcake Recipe

Mini Blackforest Cupcake Recipe

Bitesize mini blackforest cupcakes, perfect for afternoon tea. Roll up your sleeves and try this delicious Blackforest cupcake recipe from Ateliers des Chefs. Mini Blackforest Cupcake Recipe INGREDIENTS For the cake(s) Whole egg(s) : 2 whole Caster sugar : 125 g Self raising flour : 125 g Unsalted butter : 125 g Unsweetened cocoa powder : 10 g Kirsch : 50 ml Morello cherries in syrup : 100 g(…)

Cream Tea Traditions

Cream Tea Traditions

Cream tea – a quintessentially English tradition that is now enjoyed the length and breadth of the UK. What is Cream Tea? [Pictured –  The Goring Afternoon Tea, London>] Cream Tea is a delicious mid afternoon treat that staves the hunger pangs between lunch and dinner. A form of afternoon tea or high tea, it traditionally(…)

Macaroon Recipes for Afternoon Tea

Macaroon Recipes for Afternoon Tea

A favourite sweet treat at any afternoon tea party is the bite size macaroon. Atelier des Chefs have some superb macaroon recipes to tempt our tastebuds. From macaroon with chocolate and coconut ganache (pictured above), macaroons with a lime and fresh ginger buttercream, macaroons with salted butter caramel and macaroons with mango moose and fresh raspberries(…)

Smoked Salmon Blinis Recipe

Smoked Salmon Blinis Recipe

Smoked salmon blinis are a delicious and light alternative to finger cut sandwiches and are the perfect partners for cold, crisp champagne. The smoked salmon blinis recipe below should make 24 small-medium sized servings. Smoked Salmon Blinis Recipe Ingredients Blinis* 225g/8oz whole wheat flour 225g/8oz plain flour 2 whole eggs 2 egg whites 40g/½ oz(…)

Time for Tea Competition

Time for Tea Competition

We have a gorgeous little giveaway to start the New Year. Queen of our Baking Hearts, Mary Berry, has put her name to a delightful range of gorgeous bakeware and stylish utensils that would brighten any kitchen. This beautiful pale blue, Time for Tea bell has a chirpy sound that will announce that afternoon tea is served.(…)

Win Afternoon Tea for Two and a View from the Shard.

Win Afternoon Tea for Two and a View from the Shard.

Courtesy of Red Letter Days, we are thrilled to be able to offer you the chance to Win a View from the Shard and Afternoon Tea for Two.  Soaring a stunning 95 storeys into the London skyline, this impressive building is the tallest in the EU. Your afternoon tea experience combines the opportunity to take in the(…)