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W LONDON TEA TOTAL REVIEW: A GARDEN INSPIRED AFTERNOON TEA WITH A TIPSY TWIST

W LONDON TEA TOTAL REVIEW: A GARDEN INSPIRED AFTERNOON TEA WITH A TIPSY TWIST

Melissa and I recently visited the W London to try TEA TOTAL, an afternoon tea that combines iconic tea-time classics, experiential English garden inspired sweet creations and crystallised shots from the bar’s latest cocktail menu. Set in the vibrant bar and lounge, The Perception at W London, TEA TOTAL is a delicious as well as visually stunning.

Set in the heart of bustling Soho, the W London is an ideal place to meet friends and family, colleagues or a date either side of work, shopping or entertainment. Stylish and vibrant with a laid back vibe, the W London is a feast for the eyes and the ideal hot spot for both day and night. 

Presented in a mysterious shiny perspex box, this afternoon tea is shrouded in excitement and is a real talking point between guests. We opened draws and doors to reveal colourful and unique afternoon tea creations: traditional sandwiches with a twist, freshly-baked buttery scones, unconventional sweet treats and thrilling cocktail shots adorned with pop-art-esque details.

 Purple Rain, Pull the Pin, Hayfever and Banana Republic cocktail shots

Purple Rain, Pull the Pin, Hayfever and Banana Republic cocktail shots

On the Menu:

Pairing 1

  • The Spring Planter - a mint-chocolate mousse-filled flower pot with popping candy dirt and sprouting micro cress.
  • Banana Republic cocktail shot - shot containing Belvedere, sage, lime, apricot jam, cinnamon and banana.

Pairing 2

  • Queen Bee - fresh flavours of avocado, lemon thyme, pistachio, bee pollen and local honey sourced from Walthamstow.
  • Hayfever cocktail shot - the perfect spring-summer antidote.

Pairing 3

  • Dew Drop, served on a spoon, will certainly surprise taste buds with an edible summer tomato, rose water and Tonka droplet, sitting on a bed of Oreo and coffee soil,
  • Purple Rain cocktail shot - gin and Violette liqueur-based delight.

Pairing 4

  • Every Cloud - a playful variation on the popular carrot cake, infused with cardamom and sandwiched between two fluffy meringue clouds.
  • Pull the Pin cocktail shot - Patron Silver, Aperol, maraschino, British strawberry and lime.
 Spring Planter, Queen Bee & Dew Drop

Spring Planter, Queen Bee & Dew Drop

Guests complete this bright and brilliant afternoon tea with fresh buttery raisin scones served with traditional clotted cream and tart strawberry jam as well as a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly prepared on tasty hazelnut and apricot sourdough and cranberry and onion bread. Delicious!

Benjamin Cowtan, Beverage & Food Director at W London – Leicester Square added“Our team of talented chefs and mixologists had immense fun taking something quintessentially British and adding a unique sense of playfulness. Its undeniable bold presence adds a further dimension to the gastronomic offering at W London.”

Service times: Monday to Sunday 1PM – 5PM

Pricing: £37 per person including a hot drink or £42 per person including a hot drink and a glass of Prosecco

The Perception at W London | +44 (0) 20 7758 1060 | 10 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QF

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