Welcome to a new week!
It is Monday and I hope that you all had a lovely weekend. At least we had a pleasant Saturday as Sunday was not the best.
If like me you are a tea drinker, I have found some great places to visit in London and places that I am sure will be a hit for a lot of tea lovers.
The long wooden bar, strung with bare lightbulbs, looks like it might be a place for cocktails, but it’s all about tea here. Quiz the staff about which brew to go for — the antioxidant-rich matcha teas made with fruits such as pear are particularly delicious. To offset the wholesomeness, try the chocolates by William Curley. Teas from £3.50.
6 Lamb Street, E1, teasmith.co.uk
Tea at Kusmi Tea
This chic Russian company is 140 years old and came to London via Paris. It is almost impossible to resist buying a brightly coloured tin of tea here, even if you’re only popping in for a cuppa. Try one of the Wellness collection, or the green almond tea. The patisserie is just as tempting. Pot of tea £5.
15 Marylebone High Street, W1, en.kusmitea.com
Teanamu Chaya teahouse
Tea at Teanamu Chaya teahouse
Step into Pei Wang’s teahouse and be instantly soothed. He specialises in the Chinese Gongfu Cha tea ceremony, and serves fragrant teas alongside open sandwiches with kumquat ginger preserve and cheddar, dim sum, or olive oil lemon cake with mango curd. Set menus, including savouries, sweets and teas, £20-£25. Weekends only.
Coach House, 14A St Luke’s Road, W11, teanamu.com