I will be in London for a few days in early April. Is there any must-see
tea place ? What are the best places to go and buy some tea ? Any good
address that sell tea-making things (teapot, etc.) ?
Thanks in advance
In article , Somebaudy
If you're partial to China tea, Chinatown is in Soho off the Charing
Cross Road, so you can combine theatre-going, book and tea shopping in
>address that sell tea-making things (teapot, etc.) ?
Fortnum & Mason and Harrods are the traditional places to buy quality
teas. Whittard of Chelsea has good teas at more affordable prices. As
someone else suggested, Chinatown is a good place for inexpensive tea,
but if you want top quality, I have heard great things about the East
Teas stall (
) at Borough market (though I have never
tried them myself). Apparently, they have some of the best greens and
oolongs in town. They also carry unusual Korean teas. Once you are in
the area, the Bramah Museum of Tea and Coffee (
is also worth a visit -- and they serve and sell good tea.
The very best place to enjoy an afternoon tea is the Lanesborough
Hotel, but it is very expensive, must be booked in advance and,
frankly, very few Londoners go there. The newly-opened Tea Palace
) in Notting Hill is meant to be excellent--again,
I haven't personally tried it, but the feedback I got from friends is
positive. And they too have an extensive range of teas for sale.
Hope this helps