With elegant afternoon tea increasingly en vogue, the charming new Tea Lounge at the St Ermin’s Hotel, St James’s Park plays host to three extra special afternoon tea events for Mother’s Day celebrations.
Each ‘Tea-torial’ (at £39.00 per person) offers an opportunity to discuss the evolution, customs and etiquette of this quintessentially English custom with tea historian and expert, Caroline Hope; compare and contrast the flavours of a select range of teas courtesy of London’s award winning Newby Teas and then enjoy a delicious new Spring Afternoon Bellini Tea, created by the St Ermin’s Hotel’s own MasterChef finalist, Adam Handling.
Adam’s new Bellini Afternoon Tea (at £34.00 per person) will also be served in the Tea Lounge every afternoon between 12 noon and 6pm from 1st March. Combining a mouth-watering range of classic sandwiches and savoury pastries - such as smoked salmon & caviar, chicken & mango, beef & horseradish, mushroom tart - alongside a trio of freshly baked Earl Grey, raisin and orange scones served with homemade jams and clotted cream plus luxurious selection of sweet treats – peanut butter cake, tonka bean pannacotta, yuzu lemon merinque pie, rum & lime chocolate truffle and juniper lemon macaron. The new tea is enjoyed alongside a fine selection of Newby loose teas and free-flowing peach or strawberry Bellinis.
Taking place on the afternoons of Sunday, 16th, 23rd, and 30th March for Mothering Sunday itself, the St Ermin’s and Newby Tea-torials cost £39.00 per person, the ‘Tea-torials include Newby Teas tasting and expert tutorial, led by Caroline Hope; Adam Handling’s new Spring afternoon tea with free flowing peach or strawberry Bellinis, plus gift bag with a tin of St Ermin’s special blend of Newby’s tea and a ‘Shall I Be Mother?’ booklet.