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A D V E R T I S E M E N T | It’s a cold and rainy October day in London and city sightseeing in this weather is virtually unbearable for me. A delicious afternoon tea in a cosy atmosphere seems like the ideal thing to while away a rainy autumn afternoon. Lancaster London’s ARTea Afternoon Tea is a unique culinary experience for art lovers and fans of the British tea tradition.

In cooperation with the Barbara Stanley Gallery, Lancaster London features exhibitions of local, as well as international artists. But what is so unique about this exhibition? You will find some of the paintings on your plate – the ARTea Afternoon Tea serves edible art!

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy tea and that’s kind of the same thing.

The Orient in a teacup

My first choice is the red Persian Pomegranate tea, followed by a pot of each, White Pear & Ginger and Egyptian Mint tea. The tea is being served with an hourglass and a small card which explains the infusion times of the different sorts of tea.

A collection of sandwiches & savoury bites

The food is served in a painter’s box with miniature edible paintings.

“State of the Art” scones

Plain and raisin scones freshly varnished and served warm from the kiln

A gallery of sweet bites…