Christmas has well and truly arrived at luxury French tea emporium, Mariage Frères in Covent Garden. Serving a special Christmas in Love afternoon tea in its stunning Salon de Thé, the beautiful five-storey listed Georgian townhouse on King Street is the perfect pit stop, mid-shop, this festive season.
This gorgeous, limited-edition tea features the brand’s signature cuisine au thé throughout. Start with festive savouries of Petit Chou with turkey, tea-pickled cranberries, white shimejis mushrooms and pecan nuts; the Christmas Bauble of duck foie gras and Esprit de Noël tea and a Salmon Flower with cured salmon infused with Christmas Song tea.
Follow-up with candied orange Parisian scones and four picture perfect patisserie including a snow-capped Christmas Tree with cassis, bourbon vanilla chantilly, 24 carat gold flakes and French meringue; a classic Paris-Brest with pralines and Christmas orange tea; and Almond Snow with whipped almonds and cream.
Select from over 1,000 aromatic varieties of tea – including festive blends Noël Amour, Christmas in Love and Bûche De Noël or opt for mulled wine or a blue tea-infused champagne cocktail.
The Christmas in Love Afternoon Tea starts from £42 per person and is available from 2nd December until the end of the year.