A selection of finger sandwiches
Freshly baked, warm homemade scones with Devonshire clotted cream and jam
Cakes, bakes, fancies and tarts
Tea, brewed to your liking. We will also serve coffee, if you prefer
Produced from the leaves of different varieties of camellia bush, black teas are cut, rolled and oxidized naturally in the open air, and fired to create varying degrees of colour and concentration. Regional climate and soils, altitude, and careful manipulation of the processes all contribute to create surprising variations in flavour and colour.
The Goring Afternoon Blend
Our own blend of Assam and second flush Darjeeling makes for a light and delicate drink that is nevertheless satiating in its grip and strength. A natural foil for scones and clotted cream.
Fortnum and Mason Royal Blend
First blended for Edward VII in 1903, Royal is a blend of Assam and Ceylon characterised by a smooth and honey-like flavour.
Harvested in the hill country of Sri Lanka and specially graded. This bright cup has a full bodied liquor and lively, spicy palate.
Grown in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, the leaves have large golden tips, delivering a mouthful of amber liquor with a delicious malty aftertaste. Full bodied and brisk.
From the Zhen Shan province in China. The large chunky Congou leaves are smoked over open pine fires to give this tea a thick, smoky aroma, with a sweet ginger and caramel aftertaste.
Long leaf Ceylon and tippy Assam leaves. Full bodied, with the natural fragrance and citrus flavour of ripe Bergamot orange. Much more floral than the Prime Minister who gave his name to it.
Grown in West Bengal in the shadow of the Himalayas. Darjeeling means “land of the thunderbolt”. The silver tipped leaves are twisted whole and so release a delicate flavour and light colour.
Picked, withered and sun or machine dried over a low heat, with no rolling to break the leaf skin, white tea has a mild, sweet and distinctive flavour, without any of the grassy or vegetal flavours associated with green tea. It also has relatively low caffeine.
Made in Fujian Province from the Fuding Da Bai leaf. Light, delicate quenching flavours are underpinned by a cucumber and melon freshness. Surprisingly full textured with a satisfying velvety finish.
The production of oolong tea is extremely elaborate. After withering and tossing on bamboo trays, the leaves are turned in a bamboo drum to bruise the edges and encourage oxidation. The tea is then fired, hand-rolled and fired again in a complicated cycle until its finished taste and character is achieved.
Yellow Gold Oolong
Grown in Fujian Province. A complex tea that combines typical Oolong body with the grassy freshness of a young green tea. An aroma of blossoming lilies seems to emanate.
Fired soon after picking to prevent oxidation and preserve their green colouring, these teas are aromatic and characterful. They have less caffeine than black varieties, yet still seem to give a considerable lift to the spirits.
Dragon Well (Longjing)
Picked once a year before the Quing Ming Lunar festival in Zhejiang, the site of the original Dragon Well. This tea has a grassy freshness, underscored by subtle liquorice root complexity and body.
From the leaf of the same name, this tea is from the misty gardens of Anhui, where nights are long and there is little direct sunshine. Grassy, aromatic and brisk, with a velvety texture.
Harvested in Fujian Province and processed as green tea, then hand rolled with jasmine into "pearls" with lavish ivory tips. Rich, round and deeply jasmine infused.
Freshly picked fruits and herbs that deliver an aromatic, invigorating and clean taste. A wonderful fillip. All these teas can be enjoyed with the addition of honey or sugar.
Gently dried whole buds. Light and fragrant, yet soothing.
Hand picked camomile flowers from Egypt. Gently aromatic, smooth on the palate and very calming.
Blackcurrant and Hibiscus
A vibrant and fruity infusion with a deep red colour. Soothing for the stomach.
Mango & Strawberry
A colourful mix of red and orange fruit with dark cerise hibiscus petals. Hugely refreshing.
Locally grown, fresh mint leaves. The aroma, colour and taste are delightful.
Delicate mid-green, dried whole leaves of peppermint. Cool, clear mint flavor with a refreshingly clean aftertaste.
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