Celebrate National Tea Day in Covent Garden
From Balthazar's new FLOWERBX Afternoon Tea to a tea-themed Central Avenue Market, we've rounded up some of the best ways to celebrate all things tea for National Tea Day on 21st April in Covent Garden.
Visit Central Avenue's Afternoon Tea Market
From Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd April, Covent Garden’s Central Avenue will transform into the ultimate afternoon tea-themed market where you can sample teas and pick up a range of delicious sweet treats.
You'll find a curated selection of cakes from Balthazar's new FLOWERBX afternoon tea, speciality teas from the East India Company, freshly-baked sweet treats from Sweetheart Cupcakes and for those wishing to pair their sweet treats with a cup of tea, Whittard will be offering free tea samples - the Covent Garden Blend Tea is a must.
Stalls will be open from 11am - 7pm every day from Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd April.
Enjoy a Delicious Afternoon Tea
Born in London, the ritual of Afternoon Tea has been loved by generations for almost two centuries. Covent Garden is home to some of the very best spots to indulge in tea, cakes, sandwiches and Champagne - what better place to do so than in the historic Covent Garden Piazza.
Visit our round-up of the very best places to enjoy Afternoon Tea in Covent Garden.
Try Balthazar's New Floral Afternoon Tea
If you haven't yet had the chance, this week is the perfect opportunity to try Balthazar's new afternoon tea in collaboration with the online flower delivery service taking the UK fashion industry by storm; FLOWERBX.
This new partnership is as beautiful as it is delicious. Diners will enjoy a selection of cakes that represent the season's most exquisite flowers and seasonal blooms alongside finger sandwiches, scones, tea and a special FLOWERBX Fizz cocktail.
Taste Whittard's Covent Garden Blend Tea
Created uniquely for Covent Garden, Whittard's Covent Garden Blend Tea is Covent Garden in a teacup.
Inspired by the sights and scents of Covent Garden, this delicate blend of Ceylon tea is layered with hints of peach and apricot, with a glorious cascade of petals to pay homage to the area's blossoming history as a fruit and flower market.
Sweetheart Cupcakes will be putting a smile on customers’ faces by offering a range of delicious freshly baked treats in the Central Avenue Afternoon Tea Market from Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd April. You'll find freshly baked cupcakes, cookies and brownies, mini cheesecakes, shortbread biscuits, apple pies, marmalade tarts and of course, fruit scones!
Or, if you've got a little longer, visit Sweetheart Cupcakes on the lower ground level of The Market Building for a truly memorable afternoon tea as you listen to classical performances in the South Wells.
Tea Talk with the East India Company
To celebrate all things tea, the East India Company will be hosting a number of Tea Talks in store from Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd April.
Discover the secrets to the East India Company's best-selling teas at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm each day at the East India Company's Market Building store. Talks last for 15 minutes each, include shortbread and tea tasting and must be booked with the team in store.
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