I’m awfully embarrassed to say this was my first time to Brown’s Hotel but what better occasion than tea-tasting. Having joined forces with Lalani & Co, a British tea trading company, Brown’s is now offering a unique selection of tea brewed in Billy Lloyd tea pots served with their afternoon tea. Giving the ole cup and saucer a break, the tea is served in ridiculously chic crystal glassware from Riedel. So very Mayfair!
What appeals to me most is that Lalani & Co work directly with local producers which further aids sustainability, and in today’s climate this is so important. We have to protect our planet and keep small businesses going, so working in partnership with producers is a good way forward. These organic teas from across the world – Nepal, Japan, the Himalayas, India etc – are seasonally picked to ensure tea enthusiasts like myself get the best flavour at the right time of year.
I really thought I knew a lot about tea and have no qualms about labelling myself a tea snob, however, following a discussion with two of the founders, it has become quite clear that I am a mere amateur. Needless to say, I’m counting the days until the Japanese teas are available at Brown’s so I can mix indulgence and education over scones, copious amounts of green tea and champagne. This is Mayfair after all.
PS – yet more Battenberg cake!