Indulgent new tea experience arrives at Firmdale Hotels

Indulgent new tea experience arrives at Firmdale Hotels

Renowned fragrance house Miller Harris has teamed up with Ruinart – the world’s oldest Champagne house – to bring a series of sensory afternoon tea experiences to the guests of Firmdale hotels in London’s West End.

The Ruinart and Miller Harris Sensory Tea service arrives this week in the luxuriously-decorated drawing rooms, restaurants and bars – all of which were masterminded by top designer and owner Kit Kemp – in The Soho Hotel, Haymarket Hotel, Charlotte Street Hotel and Covent Garden Hotel.

“I love working with Lyn Harris because she is so understated, with none of the unnecessary glitz of many of the other perfume houses,” Kit Kemp, pictured, tells “It is a tailor-made approach especially for us, and we know at the end of the collaboration we have something unique to us and our guests. It makes us feel special. Everything is thought through and we are using each one of our senses. We sit down together with no one else around, gather our thoughts. It is part of a very organic process.”

True to her word, Kemp and Harris’ uniquely tailored experience will indulge the senses with a whole host of luxurious fare. To start, guests will be treated to a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne, before savoring a delicious pot of one of four specialty Miller Harris teas.

Choose from The Bergamot, a second wash Darjeeling with notes of bergamot, tangerine green and a pinch of vanilla; The Bigarade, Assam livened with Brazilian bigarade oil, vanilla and Sinharaja rainforest tea; the light and delicate vanilla and rose tones of The Petales and The Violette, a delectable infusion of flowers and fruits.

A delicious platter of sandwiches and cakes will also be available, and will include classic combinations such as cucumber and basil, smoked salmon and creme fraiche, peach and vanilla friand and, Kemp’s favourite, lemon cupcakes:

“I love the tangy tartness of lemon,” Kemp concludes. “It goes beautifully with the Bergamot fragrant tea.”

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