When it comes to afternoon teas, the British are supporters of the convention.
But not all the time, as we show here, with a tantalizing selection of amazing themed offerings, including Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at the One Aldwych Hotel in London and Science Tea at London’s One Aldwych Hotel. Ampersand hotel in South Kensington which includes jams served at Petri. dishes, freeze-dried dessert fillings presented in test tubes and foams in the shape of beloved planets.
Scroll down for a taste of the craziest teas around …
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea, One Aldwych, London
One Aldwych in London has created an afternoon tea in partnership with the Roald Dahl Story Company. He describes his offer as “ scrumdiddlyumtious ”
The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea menu includes a swudge milkshake (pictured) and ‘fabulous fluffy yarn’, which he playfully explains as’ not for dentists! ”
Pictured is the Juicing Room Mix cocktail made from gin, pink grapefruit juice, elderflower liqueur, passion fruit, apricot liqueur and soda
One Aldwych describes his Charlie afternoon tea and the chocolate factory as “scrumdiddlyumtious”.
It was created in partnership with the Roald Dahl Story Company and the menu includes imaginative elements such as a “ not quite as it seems’ salmon and beet macaron, ” a Swudge milkshake mixed with a waterfall, marshmallow with violet, scones with snozzberry jam and fluffy thread.
The drink list, meanwhile, includes dark chocolate tea and The Juicing Room Mix cocktail, which consists of gin, pink grapefruit juice, elderberry liqueur, passion fruit, apricot liqueur and of soda.
Prices for tea start at £ 49 per adult and £ 39 per child. Teas with sparkling or cocktails included start at £ 60 per person.
Peggy Porschen Afternoon Tea at Lanesborough, London
The Lanesborough has teamed up with Peggy Porschen bakery to offer a rose-tinted afternoon tea. The bakery has a reputation for making pretty cakes
The Peggy Porschen tea menu includes dishes such as ‘Peggy’s pink Pavlova’, lemon elderflower tart, chocolate heaven cupcakes, and strawberry and champagne cupcakes
Pictured is the cheerful gingerbread cupcake that will be one of the highlights of Peggy Porschen afternoon tea when it gets a festive twist on November 13
Lanesborough’s current afternoon tea offering is a tribute to all that is pink. The hotel has partnered with the Peggy Porschen bakery, which has a reputation for creating exceptionally beautiful cakes.
Until November 13, the menu will feature creations like Peggy’s Pink Pavlova and lemon, raspberry, and rose cakes.
After that, the menu will be given a festive touch, and customers can expect turkey and stuffing sandwiches and cute gingerbread cupcakes to appear on their tiered tea stands.
Lanesborough’s Festive Peggy Porschen Afternoon Tea is priced at £ 75 per person, including a glass of Champagne on arrival.
Scientific Afternoon Tea, Ampersand Hotel, London
The inspiration behind the Ampersand Hotel’s Science Tea is its neighboring attraction, the Science Museum
On a Science Tea tiered plate, savory and sweet dishes nod to physics and chemistry. Customers can expect rockets, dinosaurs and planet shaped goodies
The inspiration behind the Ampersand Hotel’s Science Tea is its neighboring attraction, the Science Museum. The Ampersand explains, “They experiment with sounds and visuals, making every experience interactive. We wanted to do the same with our food.
While visiting here, you can expect surprises like jams served in petri dishes, freeze-dried dessert fillings presented in test tubes, mousses in the shape of beloved planets and chocolate earth that you can dust to find dinosaur fossil cookies.
Tea is available Tuesday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Prices start at £ 44.50 per person.
Guilds of the City Afternoon Tea, Vintry & Mercer, London
According to Vintry & Mercer, the City Guilds Afternoon Tea is inspired by the historic trades and guilds of the capital and the Great Fire of London.
The pastries on the menu are all designed around a theme. There is the Baker pastry shop, for example – a fruit bread made from fruits soaked in rum.
According to Vintry & Mercer, the City’s Guilds Afternoon Tea is inspired by the historic trades and guilds of the capital and the Great Fire of London.
The pastries on the menu are all designed around a theme. There is the Baker pastry shop, for example, which is a fruit bread made from rum-soaked fruit, and a Vintner pastry which is a dark chocolate barrel filled with homemade mulled wine. The Fire of London pastry, on the other hand, is a chocolate sponge soaked in kirsch with milk chocolate ganache, cherries and white chocolate.
The flavors on offer are a bit more classic – think roast beef and horseradish sandwiches and hand-made scones.
Tea is available every Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and prices start at £ 39.50 per person.
Afternoon tea in the Potions Room, Cutter & Squidge, London
The ready-to-use Potion Room afternoon tea menu includes a selection of sandwiches, an ‘appropriate pie’ made with a leek and potato filling, and a Yorkshire pudding with beef and horseradish
In addition to tucking into a tiered booth filled with flavors and sweet items, visitors to the potions room have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with making some “ potions ”
The potions room experience begins with visitors taking seats at school-style tables and awaiting the arrival of a “ potions master ”, who will teach them how to brew edible and drinkable potions to accompany their tea.
Afternoon tea in the potions room at Cutter & Squidge was scheduled to end in May 2020, but it was reduced early due to Covid-19. As a result, its creators give it another run in the New Year.
The experience begins with visitors taking seats at school-style desks and awaiting the arrival of a “potions master”.
After that, afternoon tea is served and visitors are taught how to brew their own drinkable and edible potions to go with it.
The ready-made menu includes a selection of sandwiches, an “appropriate pie” made with a leek and potato filling, and a Yorkshire pudding with beef and horseradish.
Prices start from £ 49.50 for adults and £ 39.50 for children.