London The Belmond Cadogan Hotel Lounge Area
Happy Afternoon Tea Week!  To celebrate this fabulous week, I was invited over to the luxurious Belmond Cadogan Hotel to experience their Matthew Williamson themed afternoon tea, showcasing the new luxury loose leaf teas from Newby Teas.  Having indulged in many an afternoon tea in my time (I'm British, after all), I thought I couldn't possibly discover a more luxurious afternoon tea in London.  I was wrong.  Located close to Knightsbridge and in the heart of Chelsea, the five-star hotel offers the afternoon tea in their lounge area; an intimate space filled with natural light and warm tones.  Seated by the window and with a glass of champagne immediately placed in my hand, I prepared myself for the artistic afternoon tea that was soon to follow...
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Matthew Williamson Newby Teas Afternoon Tea Luxury Blog ReviewThe Lounge waiters are incredibly attentive and go a long way in explaining the intricacies of the menu and everything to do with the themed afternoon tea.  While soaking up the atmosphere, egg-shaped starters topped with truffle shavings were brought over, and shortly after... the spectacular Matthew Williamson themed display of treats were placed on the table.  Now, we all know my love for metallic tones by now and so you can imagine my delight at the sight of this gold-tone tree construction used to display the afternoon tea bites. Yum!  
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So, in honour of afternoon tea week, Adam Handling's restaurant at Belmond Cadogan Hotel offers guests a breathtakingly beautiful (and tasty!) Matthew Williamson afternoon tea.  Newby Teas are showcasing their three new luxury loose leaf teas: Maharaja's Breakfast, Exotic Earl Grey and Jasmine Rose Garden.  I opted for the latter and enjoyed a feminine taste instantly transporting me to English gardens.  The good news?  If you can't make it to Belmond Cadogan to enjoy Newby Teas' new flavours at the Adam Handling restaurant, you can always shop the caddies individually or as a beautifully packaged trio!  Yay!
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Belmond Cadogan Afternoon Tea Scones with Jam ReviewThis themed afternoon tea is filled with surprises, such as the exclusive collection of pastries complementing the three new flavours from Newby Teas; one of which is the opulent salted caramel sacher with milk chocolate chantilly.  Mmm, heaven in dessert form.  And then, just when you think you couldn't possibly be provided with more treats, freshly-baked scones with jam and fresh clotted cream are presented in a wooden box.  Perfect for enjoying with those last few sips of tea...
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Psst!  These adorable knitted cosies for the teapots have been made by Adam Handling's mother!  Such a sweet, personal touch!
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I absolutely adored this afternoon tea and can quite confidently declare this my new favourite location for an indulgent afternoon tea in London!  Afternoon tea week ends tomorrow and so make sure to get yourself booked in somewhere for a luxurious one ASAP, ladies and gents.  Do you like the look of this themed afternoon tea?  When was the last time you enjoyed an afternoon tea?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x


Thanks to Newby Teas for providing this fabulous experience!