The New Secret Garden Afternoon Tea At Taj 51

To celebrate the arrival of spring, Taj 51 has introduced their new Secret Garden Afternoon Tea.

Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to welcome it than by indulging in a magical afternoon tea experience?

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences recently introduce its latest themed afternoon tea, The Secret Garden Afternoon Tea, which will launch on the 20th of March, the first day of Spring.

This unique and enchanting experience will take diners on a journey through a Yorkshire garden, inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s timeless classic tale, The Secret Garden.

Delightful Sweet Treats that Tell a Story

The Secret Garden Afternoon Tea offers an array of delectable sweets that tell the story of the springtime flowers that bloom within the walls of The Secret Garden.

The New Secret Garden Afternoon Tea At Taj 51

Let’s take a closer look at some of the offerings:

  • The Chocolate Key: The experience begins with a chocolate key nestled within a layer of biscuit soil and edible flowers, inviting diners to unlock the magic of the garden.
  • The Rose: Presented in the style of a beautiful rose with glistening dew drops on the delicate petals, this floral delight has complementing flavours of tangy raspberry and refreshing lychee.
  • Edible Butterflies: With edible butterflies perched atop this tangy treat, tastebuds will experience a burst of mango and lime.
  • Light Chocolate Delight: This chocolate treat has its own flowers rising out of an edible pot.
  • Zesty Citrus Cream Cheese Tart: This fresh and zesty tart is perfectly balanced with basil to deliver a unique and refreshing flavour.

Savoury Bites to Complement the Sweets

No afternoon tea experience is complete without a selection of savoury bites to complement the sweets.

The Secret Garden Afternoon Tea offers an excellent selection of savoury treats, including:

  • Fresh Garden Herb Roast Chicken on Brown Bread: Complemented with lemon mayo, this sandwich is a delightful blend of fresh flavours.
  • Free Range Egg and Vibrant Garden Peas: A white bread-filled sandwich that is perfect for those who appreciate classic British flavours.
  • Oak Smoked Salmon with Avocado and Dill Cream Cheese: Served on scrumptious spinach bread, this sandwich is a great choice for those who love smoked salmon.
  • Cucumber, Beetroot and Basil on Tomato Bread: A vegetarian option that is packed with fresh and vibrant flavours.
The New Secret Garden Afternoon Tea At Taj 51

Experience the Magic of Nature

The Secret Garden Afternoon Tea is complemented by a selection of teas from Bird & Blend Tea Co, specially selected to pair beautifully with the sweet and savoury offerings.

For those who wish to upgrade their experience, the magic is in the gin. The Secret Garden Gin Distillery has partnered with Kona to deliver unique flavours with three different gins available – Lemon Verbena, Apothecary Rose, and Lavender & Echinacea.

Transformed into a Magical Wonderland

Kona, the award-winning restaurant at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, will be transformed into a magical wonderland with decorative floral flourishes throughout the restaurant.

Guests will be transported to a world where the words from the story are brought to life.

When guests are ready to begin, they can communicate this by opening a bespoke box on the table that, when opened, will release a flutter of nature to signify it is time for tea.

A Perfect Setting to Celebrate in Style

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences are well-renowned for serving afternoon tea that takes inspiration from British classics.

The Secret Garden Afternoon Tea will be enjoyed in a setting where every detail is thoughtfully curated to transport diners to a stunning Yorkshire garden with every bite.

At the end of their Secret Garden Afternoon Tea experience, all guests will receive a complimentary keepsake of wildflower seeds.

This special gift allows them to bring a piece of the magical garden experience back to their homes and plant their very own secret garden.

The Secret Garden Afternoon Tea is available from Thursday to Sunday in Kona, with seating at 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm. The cost is £75 per person, with a 50% discount applied to children aged 4 – 11 years.

Vegetarian and vegan versions of the tea are available upon request, 48 hours in advance.

If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion in style, Kona also accepts group bookings of up to 10 people. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a magical afternoon tea experience with loved ones while creating lasting memories.

The New Secret Garden Afternoon Tea At Taj 51

In conclusion, if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in a magical garden experience, The Secret Garden Afternoon Tea at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences is an experience not to be missed.

With its exquisite sweets and savouries, specially selected teas, and unique gin flavours, along with the beautifully designed restaurant and bespoke crockery, the experience is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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