“THIS IS NO ORDINARY AFTERNOON TEA. THIS IS SCANDAL WATER.”
-The Observer Magazine
“Scandal Water” was the 19th Century slang for tea and became the thing to do amongst the upper echelons of London Society, for whom work was unthinkable and consequently boredom was a very real issue. The empty hours of the afternoon, between the memory of lunch and the anticipation of dinner, became the perfect time to revive the spirits with a cup of afternoon tea and engage in the real focus of the afternoon – a solid couple of hours of salacious gossip!
In celebration of this tradition, Henrietta Lovell, founder of the acclaimed Rare Tea Co. and Phil Carmichael, Executive Chef at Berners Tavern, have created five carefully chosen pairings – Five teas and five food pairings, each designed to perfectly complement one another; including an “iced Gem” Shortbread biscuit with butter Cream or miso cured Salmon with Caviar and more. For those wishing to add a little extra low-key scandal to the afternoon, each pairing is complemented by a custom created punch from each of the respective teas, just to loosen tongues a little and to give you the opportunity to be the most scandalous version of yourself…
Scandal Water is served in the reservations only Punch Room, every Friday through Sunday with seatings between 3PM and 4PM at £35 per person for the choice of three pairings.
please call +44 (0) 20 7908 7949
or book online below.