Afternoon Tea Week returns to celebrate the quintessentially British dining tradition this August, with a week of activities, themed menus, tastings, masterclasses, launches and offers in hotels, restaurants and tearooms across the UK. From iconic afternoon tea in an ancient castle and even on a double decker bus to an Agatha Christie themed tea there’s plenty happening. Find out what’s happening in your area at afternoonteaweek.com
• Step back in time with Ms Marmite Lover as she hosts a Historical Afternoon Tea at Dennis Severs House, an 18thcentury-inspired afternoon tea in the beautiful time capsule
• The Bakewell Baking Festival welcomes a whole host of top baking stars including Edd Kimber and Fabulous Baker Brother Tom Herbert to the Bakewell Showground
• Join the Conrad London St James for a Literary Afternoon Tea with Rosie Millard. Enjoy a Summer in the City-themed afternoon tea as Rosie discusses her new book The Square
• Floris Scents of Summer Afternoon Tea at The Intercontinental Park Lane. Executive Chef Ashley Wells and perfumers Floris will talk about how they collaborated to create an afternoon tea inspired by scent
• Renowned artisan chocolatier paul.a.young fine chocolates launches the Afternoon Tea Week Collection, a specially curated selection of afternoon tea-themed chocolates
Here is what you could win:
Tea for Two at The Ritz voucher, courtesy of afternoontea.co.uk, the UK’s leading afternoon tea bookings site. Afternoon Tea at the Ritz is served in the beautiful Palm Court beneath a spectacular glazed skylight, where you can choose from 16 varieties of tea, finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream and a range of delicate pastries.
Create your own homemade afternoon tea with treats to rival the best hotels with a delicious hamper of products including curds and chutneys from Afternoon Tea Week sponsor English Provender. They even make their Luxury Lemon Curd to the original secret recipe from founder Ann Curwin’s grandmother!
Newby Silver Plated Tea caddy. Drawing inspiration from the height of tea culture in the 18th century, our designer set out to create luxurious works of art for the new millennium using modern materials and cutting-edge technology. This statement design is elaborately laser-cut into a silver-plated, bronze-gilt exterior. Initially designed to house precious leaves as tea caddies, these boxes are impressive enough to stand alone on any mantelpiece as an exquisite marriage of modernity and mythological inspiration. Each caddy comes in a robust hinged wooden gift box, with satin-effect lining, presents this beautiful caddy in the style of exquisite jewels. People can choose their choice of Newby loose leaf tea to go inside the caddy.
Tea-inspired fragrance & body products from T London. Found in some of the world’s finest hotels, their collection is inspired by tea and the far flung places it grows. Products to include Darjeeling Reed Diffuser.
Ali Miller’s “quintessentially British” teaware will bring an enchanting new look to your table with a fine bone china teacup, saucer and milk jug from her ‘Alice’ tea set.
Bonne Maman gift set comprising of their luxury jams and cookbook. Made using the highest quality ingredients and their exceptional expertise to create a range of products perfect for every occasion
2 bottles of Master of Wine selected wines from online wine retailer WineTrust, carefully chosen to match with sandwiches and cakes for afternoon tea.
A luxury gift box of nail varnish including the "Cream Tea" colour from True Brit London – the nail enamel range that is truly proud of being British