When my friend Martha sent me the link to a voucher for '50% off a detox afternoon tea for two' at the beginning of January I decided it was exactly the kind of thing we needed to try! We went ahead and bought the voucher and then booked the afternoon tea for a weekend in February.
When we arrived at the gorgeous five star Pelham Boutique Hotel in South Kensington London last Sunday afternoon we felt incredibly...civilised. The decor is gorgeous and the hotel has a very luxurious feel to it. We had the afternoon tea in the Bistro downstairs which consisted of:
Cucumber and Lime Sorbet
Brown Rice and Ginger Scones
Beetroot and Pomegranate Jelly
Yoghurt Drizzle Lemon and Basil Cake
Poached Salmon on Rye Bread
Berry Skewers With Honey
Carrot and Cucumber Sticks with Carrot Hummus
A choice Beautiful Skin Tea, Skinny B*tch Tea or Toxin Killer Tea
It all sounds incredibly healthy right? I guess that's what made this experience so fun and unique. We both went for the 'Beautiful Skin Tea' which was delicious. I'm not entirely sure what was in it but it tasted a lot like camomile. Each item on the cake stand was full of flavour and incredibly tasty. It was strange because usually an afternoon tea would fill me up and I would struggle to finish that last scone. But because everything was so light and tiny we didn't feel full at all. I still haven't decided if this is a positive thing. But I guess that's the point of a 'detox' afternoon tea. For that reason I'm not sure I would pay the full price. But I would be more than happy to pay the £12.50 each again to enjoy a lovely and unique afternoon in the Pelham Hotel. Maybe next time we'll go back for the 'unhealthy' version which from what we could see included mini burgers!
Martha (in the picture above) found this deal on the 'London Timeout' website and unfortunately it is no longer running but I would definitely recommend it so keep your eyes peeled for more deals!