Having teamed up with classic crockery makers Wedgwood, who have just launched a new range of delectable Wonderlust teas, the conservatory is serving thirsty Londoners an array of exotic leaf blends. Inspired by the Grand Tours of Europe embarked on by the nineteenth century’s rich and noble, both the space and the menu have been curated by Wedgwood’s expert tea sommelier Bernadine Tay. While you sit among tropical plants and sprawling luscious foliage, you can sip on cups of green tea and blossom, zingy red fruits or basil, citrus peel and chrysanthemum flowers.
If you’ve got an appetite for more than just a cuppa, however, book in for one of the conservatory’s afternoon teas. Stacked on vibrant, covet-worthy crockery comes pulled ham hock and floral chutney sandwiches, smoked salmon and nasturtium (that’s a flower, btw) on pumpernickel bread, Earl Grey scones with strawberry petal jam, and clotted cream and lemon-infused shortbread. Liz Darke.
John Lewis Peter Jones, Sloane Square, SW1W 8EL. Noon-5pm daily. Until Fri Jun 16. Book here.
Feeling fruity? There’s a limoncello van touring London this summer