Affordable Teas with a Twist

Five teas with a twist for less than £20 per person

BRGR. CO. (Multiple)

An unconventional tea that even the guys will enjoy. The menu consisted of a Bellini, ice tea, mini sliders (beef, chicken and salmon), fries and included a mini milk shake, brownie and lemon tart for dessert. You will need to book on Saturdays and Sundays when it is not uncommon for 80 teas to be served.

Dim Sum Tea (London)

Voted by the Telegraph as one of London’s best afternoon teas, the Dim Sum Afternoon Tea brings an Asian twist to the traditional afternoon tea. The tea stand comes with dim sum dishes such as dumplings, wantons, Asian salads on lettuce leaves and prawn crackers. Though I typically don’t go for egg custard tarts, I must say theirs was good. The tea is well-priced for two and comes with a choice of loose-leaf Asian teas. If you’re not a fan of teas, go for two glasses of champagne. You can have tea (or call it a lunch) from Noon to 5 pm. +44 2078 218898
101 Buckingham Palace Road, London

Ham Yard Hotel Tea (London)

Located in the heart of Soho, Ham Yard Hotel is light, airy, stylish hotel complete with a rooftop terrace, theatre and 50s style bowling alley. We sat by the outdoor dining area and enjoyed seeing all the creative interior design touches. Tea can be taken all day in either the bar, restaurant or drawing room. With a weekly changing menu of savories and sweets, there is no reason not to return again. You know you are in good company, if this chic venue was chosen for Kevin Spacey’s afteparty when he stepped down as artistic director from the Old Vic Theatre. +44 2036 422000
One Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT

High Chai (London)

For a savory, Indian take on afternoon tea give High Chai at Cinnamon Club's Soho location a try. This affordable tea includes bite-size portions of lamb slider and tandoori chicken with chutney sandwich accompanied along with delicious Masala spiced chai tea. +44 2074 3716640
5 Kingly Street. London W1B 5PF

Tea & Tattle (London)

Established as a bookshop in 1903, Arthur Probsthain Bookseller is one of the leading Oriental and African booksellers in the world. I walked in to find a selection of Chinese farmers’ paintings, I had seen on my visit to China. The downstairs tearoom offers a no-frills traditional English afternoon tea featuring loose leaf teas, homemade cakes, jams and sandwiches and just baked scones. Located across from the British Museum, this is a charming and convenient place to stop in for tea. +44 7722 192703
41 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3PE

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