How to add that luxury touch to your special afternoon tea

Inside Croydon

National Afternoon Tea Week is coming up (who knew?!). Here, exclusively for Inside Croydon, RICHARD SIMMONDS, the head chef at De Vere Selsdon Estate, offers his top tips to help you host a memorable afternoon tea

Without doubt the most important element of an afternoon tea is the tea itself.

A traditional English Breakfast is a firm favourite with guests at De Vere Selsdon Estate. However, you could tempt your guests with something a little more exotic like Keemun, which has a subtle smoky finish. Or, for something cooler in hot weather, try brewing an iced tea using your favourite leaf and add slices of citrus fruits for a refreshing twist.

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