If you’re gonna get boozy with your afternoon tea this Christmas, ditch the standard champagne flutes and do it in style.  In conjunction with fine perfumer’s Penhaligon’s, the head bartender at Sofitel London St. James has created four exclusive cocktails, inspired by some of the british fragrance house’s best-selling perfumes: Endymion, Juniper Sling, Peoneve, and Artemisia.

The cleverly-concocted cocktails are infused with essential oils, spices and unusual liquers… ensuring they represent an innovative take on the key fragrances that inspired them.

Penhaligon's

Endymion Cologne: Spicy and fresh, Endymion is a fragrance of contrasts, sensual, light and dark, velvety, sweet and sharp.

Penhaligon's

Artemisia Eau de Parfum: Artemisia is both floral and fruity with a sensual powdery dry-down.  Caramel soft, sweet, powdery and silky.

Penhaligon's

Peoneve Eau de Parfum: An exquisite portrayal of an English garden, bursting with green foliage and the scent of blossoming flowers.

With our five senses so closely affiliated, I love the idea of playing with taste and smell in this way – what a fabulous idea and a great touch to what is becoming a staid tradition in London’s hotels.  In addition to the cocktails, head chef Vincent Menager has created an afternoon tea menu that also includes some real scentsations: scones with rose-scented jam, cardamom-scented creme brulee tartlets, and pear mousse snowballs with violet flakes.

The bespoke cocktail and afternoon tea menu will be available at the Sofitel London St. James from the 28th November 2012


Tea with Bea…

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 28 - 2011

Afternoon Tea at Beas of Bloomsbury was a real Christmas highlight.  I’m not in the habit of paying £60 for an afternoon of tea-table frivolity but as a special treat for my Mum, Dad and Leila, it turned out to be money well spent.  We rolled up at two in the afternoon to be told that they were booked solid at their St. Paul’s branch, so I did what any mother would do and prodded Leila in the ribs with a biro until a few fat tears rolled down her Dickensian flushed cheeks.  The lady behind the counter took pity on us Leila and ushered us upstairs to the empty mezzanine which as time would tell, filled with hustle and bustle very quickly indeed.

Ham, brie and tomato, sauteed mushrooms and wild rocket, cupcakes-a-plenty, Bailey’s marshmallows, scones, pistachio meringues and brownies (both dark and white chocolate) filled the tea stand to bursting.  I supped on Chinese Gunpowder while my mother opted for Lemon Verbena.

Leila got her own Gingerbread lady…

What a throughly lovely way to spend a chilly afternoon in central London!  What’s your favourite location for afternoon tea?

* I didn’t really poke Leila with a biro… except for that one time when she slouched.

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