In case you haven’t heard, this week is Afternoon Tea Week and seeing as it’s Wednesday already that means you’re two days of scones, clotted cream and cucumber sandwiches behind. Whether you favour starched linen napkins and fine bone china or something a little more exotic, we told your about the best teas to try this week here. But one tea we didn’t mention is not only packed full of history, it’s also very current.
Mews of Mayfair are celebrating the great British tradition of afternoon tea inspired by two Great (but not British) legends, Georgie Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix. Even musical royalty has to take time out for a cup of tea and a sandwich (or so we like to think) and who more appropriate than former neighbours of Mews of Mayfair, Handel and Hendrix. The afternoon tea features all the classics; salt beef bagels, prawn and tarragon rye sandwiches, coronation chicken wraps and a Philadelphia, basil and sun dried tomato sandwich. Scones can be washed down with a selection of Rare Tea Company teas or Veuve Cliquot Champagne for a little more rock n roll. The selection of cakes is enough to convert any sugar-shy tea goer – as well as familiar sights including Eton mess and Opera cake, the menu features an intriguing dark chocolate, salt caramel and whisky hardshake – to add a bit more ‘rock’ to your tea’s ‘roll’. Once you’ve finished your tea, head over to 25 Brook Street to visit the blue-plaqued homes of Handel and Hendrix and get 2 for 1 tickets when you present the Handel postcard on entrance to the museum.
The Handel & Hendrix Afternoon Tea at Mews of Mayfair is available now