On Saturday, I was lucky enough to attend an afternoon tea with Whittard of Chelsea at their Covent Garden tea room. The reason for the afternoon tea, was in celebration of National Best Friend day, which was in fact on Saturday. I was heading to London that day anyway, as myself and my boyfriend were seeing Tame Impala in the evening (they were amazing). Soo yeah, I took my boyfriend, who is equally my best friend (hope thats not too cringe hahah) and we headed towards Covent Garden for some delicious food and tea.
The tea room itself is slap bang in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, but once you’re in and sat down, you wouldn’t even notice. Its a cosy space with lovely decor. We started off by looking at which tea we’d get and opted for the vanilla sundae black tea. It came in a really cool glass tea pot and some little timers so we could make sure the tea was brewed for 3 minutes. The vanilla taste was quite subtle, but still lovely. We were also given some prosecco, which was a nice little touch.
As for the afternoon tea itself, we went for the ‘Grocer’s Tea’. This consisted of a selection of sandwiches, savouries and some cakes too. It was presented like your typical afternoon tea should be, on three tiers. We started on the sandwiches and savouries (of course), which were delicious. I had a cucumber sandwich to start off with, I mean would it really be an afternoon tea without one?! I also tried the egg sandwich too, which was very yummy. Alongside the veggie sandwiches, there was salmon and coronation chicken, but I left them for the boyfriend to eat, haha. As for the savouries, there was a spinach and feta tart, spinach rolls and beef rolls. I devoured the spinach roll, it was soooo tasty!
Finally, onto the sweet stuff. We were presented with four small tarts. My favourite was definitely the mango and passionfruit one, but the fruit one was very yummy too. Overall, the afternoon tea experience was really good. The food came out quickly and generally, it was really tasty. If you’re in Covent Garden, I’d highly recommend.
Afterwards, we were invited to taste some of the teas they had to offer and choose some gifts for ourselves. We had the lovely Amy show us around and talk us through the flavours of teas/the different ranges they had. She was beyond helpful and such a lovely girl, so if you’re ever in the Covent Garden tea room, ask for her! I’m more of a fruit tea fan, whether thats hot or cold so opted for three of their new teas from the summer range. Peach Bellini, Tropical Punch and Lemoncello. Peach Bellini being my favourite, I looove a bit of peach. They come in the cutest caddy’s as well, which you can see in the photos. Amy also showed us some of the non limited edition loose leaf teas on offer and I picked out Goji Acai green tea. Apparently this has great health benefits as well as being really tasty – I can’t wait to try it.
So thank you to Whittard for having us, it was delightful and you just can’t beat a good afternoon tea.