Now this is an afternoon tea that is out of this world! From Jupiter Cakes to Galaxy Macaroons, the space-inspired Gravi-Tea at Skylon is a truly stellar experience. With a galactic menu that takes you on a journey through the solar system, discover this edible astronomical adventure . . .
In busy, buzzy Soho is the Bun House & Tea Room. Upstairs is a steamy street-food-style cafe serving Chinese steamed buns and large pots of oolong. Downstairs is a Hong Kong-style speakeasy, lit with neon green Cantonese lettered lights, it's a fun throwback to 1960's Hong Kong tea rooms and serves cocktails and a much longer tea list . . .
Creme Earl Grey - London Tea Club subscription: Now this is a good idea for a Christmas pressie! If you're looking for gift ideas for a tea lover then this could be something unique. London Tea Club offer membership that includes three vials of tea (now that's different!) and descriptions cards with handy brewing instructions and tasting notes . . .
Tugboat Tea is based in Truro but sells online (alongside coffee) and I love their simple Cornwall flag-coloured packaging. They blend a large range of teas but their Cornish collection appealed most for it's local twist. Order them for your next British seaside excursion!
Introducing this week's guest blogger, 6 year old Lottie! She was my chief taster for a new range of fruit tea for children - Tweetea.
The range of fruit teas (with fun, colourful packaging) were born from the lack of options when kids go to cafes with their parents. So here's an alternative, healthier option from the sugary fruit juices or super sweet hot chocolate. So what did Lottie think . . .
East London rejoice! While it is still overrun with coffee shops, new tearooms are popping up in the East, and ready for you to get your brew on. The latest of these is Tea Leaf London. It's turned an old cafe (once a book shop) into tea-topia with shelves of tins of tea for you to buy and try at home, or sit for a while and enjoy a cuppa in their nook at the back, or window seat at the front while people watching . . .
Some people (myself included) drink tea regularly throughout the day at the same time every day. (You could almost set your clock by my colleague's tea breaks.) So Yorkshire Tea offers three different teas to mix your daily brews up a bit . . .