Floral-Inspired Tea in Sloane Square
Celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show this year well renowned tea brand Wedgwood joins forces with the iconic Peter Jones department store in Sloane Square to bring the exclusive (& extremely floral) Wedgwood Tea Conservatory, for three weeks only!
I was lucky enough to be invited down to the launch of the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory on Tuesday 23rd May in Peter Jones. The conservatory is placed in the middle of the ground floor, but when you enter the gazebo you are completely taken away from the hustle and bustle of the store. A mixture of beautiful bloom, aromatic teas, bird song over the speakers and a helpful floral diffuser as you walk in. You honestly could be in an actual garden.
As mentioned this pop up is available for three weeks until the 16th June. Prices for the afternoon tea offered here start at £35pp and are bookable from the John Lewis website. The selection of teas has been carefully picked out by Wedgwood's tea curator Bernadine Tay - let me tell you. They teas she has picked are incredible, there's even a juniper one which smells like gin and tonic. Beautiful.
what to expect
at the wedgwood tea conservatory
As mentioned the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory feels almost like it could be in a garden itself. The area itself in calming, seating is not crowded and there are flowers in every direction you look in. The way this afternoon tea dining experience is different is from the fact it is created from the tea onwards. The food offered is made entirely to compliment the different tastes of the available teas.
The place is positively Insta-grammable. Filled with marble tops, gold accents, beautiful Wedgwood china and of course the flowers I keep going on about. If you haven't been able to make it to Chelsea Flower Show this year, then this experience will more than suffice.
On the gorgeous menu there is offerings such as: Pulled ham hock and floral chutney bloomer, smoked salmon and nasturtium served on pumpernickel bread, the definitive cucumber sandwich (because what afternoon tea is complete without cucumber sandwiches?), earl grey bouquet scones with strawberry petal jam and clotted cream, Peter Jones Chelsea sandwich, scents of summertime tart, lemon infused shortbread.
Are ya hungry now?
Of course, most importantly there is some amazing floral cocktails available. Worth the mention, I know my audience 🍸
& what i got up to
The event I attended was wonderful, it was intimate and inspiring. I learnt all about the different teas and which foods they go with from the lovely Bernadine Tay. Eating canapés whilst sipping on tea is always good fun. I also got to arrange some wonderful flowers, which even after a few drinks worked out pretty well. It was genuinely a lovely evening.
I think this is the perfect collaboration to celebrate Chelsea Flower Show. Sloane Square is always a hive of floral activity this time of year and it's perfect to celebrate it in such a grand way. It's the whole experience which really sells the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory - even on the walk over to Peter Jones from the tube station is brilliant.
sloane square in bloom
something you need to see
If you do anything over the next few weeks make sure you head to Sloane Square and check out the blooms, just pop your head into Peter Jones and see what all the fuss is about. I assure you, it's definetly not one to miss. If you love flowers, taking Instagram photos of flowers - this is one for you.
Honestly I could barely walk two steps without seeing a phone dangling in the air taking photographs of all what is happening. Chelsea Flower Show really has once again taken the area by storm.
If you want to see more don't forget to head over to my channel on Saturday for a new vlog, there's lots of footage of this beautiful place.
Happy Bank Holiday Weekend!