With the launch of our September catalog that was shot in London, we’re calling out everything we love about London over the next couple of weeks and “High Tea” is on the top of the list. When it comes to tea, you need to know one thing: When you drink English Tea from a fine china cup, time slows down for a moment. The elegance of lifting the tea cup and letting the tea soothe your insides is a favorite pastime that British people cherish, together with a small helping of sweet cakes, biscuits, and light sandwiches like egg and cress and cucumber.
One of my favorite places to go for High Tea is Liberty London, a tudoresque mansion that holds the spotlight on Great Marlborough Street, Central London. Here I would enjoy some earl grey with friends come late afternoon and time would certainly slow down for a while.
There is a joy and gift in the process of pouring tea from a tea pot for you and your friends; a sense of belonging and communion that comes with sharing the occasion. Do you have a favorite tea shop?