Kerstin Rodgers, author of 'MsMarmiteLover's Secret Tea Party', brews up a quartet of leafy favourites.
'I really like the pairing of China tea, saké and umeshu (Japanese plum wine) with each course. The setting and furniture are exquisite.' 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA.
‘Having tea on an old Routemaster bus, seeing the sights of the city - what a perfect afternoon out. Tours last around 90 minutes depending on traffic.’ 8 Northumberland Avenue (pick-up spot), WC2N 5BY.
‘This lovely shop has been going for more than 20 years and knows everything there is to know about fine tea. It promotes small producers and puts provenance on the label.’ 9 Dering St, W1S 1AG.
‘This is hosted by author David Herbert, a collector of Bloomsbury Group-era ceramics and furniture. You have extraordinary cakes and drink out of Edwardian glasses, sitting on chairs with covers sewn by Virginia Woolf.’
Kerstin Rodgers is hosting a Georgian tea party for Afternoon Tea Week at Dennis Severs' House (18 Folgate Street, E1 6BX) on August 14.
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