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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Time for Tea...Fortnum and Manson

Hello there,

Welcome back to another fab guest post from Tea With Me and Friends. This week we are joined by my lovely colleague Jenna Osborne who mentioned to me last week that she had recently enjoyed afternoon tea in The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum and Mason in London.

I have wanted to try tea at Fortnum and Mason for a while now and was keen to find out more....

Afternoon tea
Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon - Fortnum and Mason

Afternoon tea at Fortnum and Masons is served in The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon which was opened by Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge On March 1st 2012.

The iconic china used to serve tea is their own which is decorated with an18th-century-inspired Chinoiserie design in eau de nil and gold, which I think looks just beautiful with the daffodil table flowers.....

Afternoon tea China - Fortnum and Mason

If you are unsure of what tea you want to try never fear as Fortnum and Masons have expert ‘Tearistas’ on hand to help you with your selection.

Once your teas have been picked, your afternoon tea stand is served and the adventure can begin.

Afternoon tea sandwiches include:

Cucumber with Cream Cheese
Coronation Chicken
Rare Roast Beef with Gherkin & Caper Dressing
Fortnum’s Smoked Salmon with Lemon Dill Butter
Rare Breed Hen Egg with Mustard Cressess

Afternoon tea stand
Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

I don't know about you, but those sandwiches look rather perfect to me and not a crust in sight!

Both plain and fruit scones are on the middle tier of the stand, they are presented to guests with Somerset clotted cream and a choice of Fortnum & Mason preserves from the following:

Apricot, Lemon Curd, Raspberry, Strawberry, Wild Blueberry

Jam and cream tower at Fortnum and Mason
I love the presentation of the cream and preserve, I also love the fact that you can pick which preserve you would prefer with your scones making it a more personalised experience.

Finally, you make it to that top tier....the beautiful cakes and pastries.....

Afternoon tea cakes and pastries
Fortnum and Mason

The variety of sweet treat on offer will vary depending on the day when you visit.

Jenna thoroughly enjoyed her afternoon tea adventure at Fortnum and Masons and commented on how plentiful the food was - they definitely didn't leave hungry!

Afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason is priced depending on your tea choice:

Fortnum’s Classic Blend Tea £40.00 per person
Fortnum’s Single Estate Tea £44.00 per person

If you haven't got that much of a sweet tooth you might be interested in the savoury afternoon tea which includes finger sandwiches, savoury scones and delights such as Trout Mousse on Almond Shortbread and Tomato Madeleine, Black Olive Tapenade. Alternatively there is also an extensive High Tea menu on offer. For more details please visit the Fortnum and Mason website.

A big thank you to Jenna for sharing her afternoon tea adventure with us.....a little birdie told me that her and her husband really enjoy a spot of afternoon tea and therefore I hope they will be sharing more adventures with us in the future!

Jenna enjoying her Fortnum and Mason afternoon tea

So, over to you....have you ever enjoyed afternoon tea at The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon? If so we'd love to hear what you thought about it, please get in touch!

Thank you for popping by today,

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