This week is National Afternoon Tea week – aka a chance for the great debate of jam or cream first to be argued ad infinitum and a good excuse to eat as many scones (however you have them) as humanly possible. Amongst the afternoon tea activities is the launch of Timmy Green’s bottomless pop art tea inspired by the legendary artist, Peter Blake.
You might not have heard of Peter Blake, but you will recognise his work, he’s the man behind the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover and this year marks its 50th anniversary. Served on limited edition Peter Blake designed fine bone china, the tea will capture the iconic bold colour palette through the likes of: pop biscuits adorned with Blake’s world famous motifs; rainbow sponges filled with fresh buttercream; passionfruit cheesecakes and raspberry and chocolate mousse bombes.
It’s not just the sweet stuff though, you’ll have started with Scottish smoked salmon, cream cheese, caper berries and pickled red onion between dark rye bread; activated charcoal sourdough bread topped with fresh strawberries, whipped feta, aged balsamic glaze and micro basil and chicken breast, bacon, pistachios and avocado cream on wholegrain. Pretty fancy sandwiches, eh?
The bottomless part? The option to have two hours of unlimited Prosecco. Yass.
The Bottomless Pop Art Afternoon Tea launches 21st August