Tea lovers treat

The dedicated tea festival, National Tea Day, will be held on April 21 – 22 at Chiswich House and Gardens.

With some celebrities in attendance, the day will include a busy agenda of tea-related events.

Some of the highlights include:

Tea ‘n’ Treat Village – An village of treats, snacks, bakes and cakes. Celebrity cake maker Mitch Turner MBE will be teaching tea lovers how to bake and decorate the perfect tea accompaniment and Alana Spencer, winner of The Apprentice 2017 and founder of Ridiculously Rich will be showing visitors how to pair cakes and bakes for the ultimate treat combination.

Tea Bazaars – This is the market place for lovers of food, drink and homeware. Each tent has a selection of sellers of artisan snacks or teas from all over the world.

The British Bou-tea-que – In honour of the Queen’s Birthday and National Tea Day, The British Bou-tea-que will be showcasing the best of Britain’s tea, treats and fashion. This area showcase a selection of British businesses and offer activities for the whole family including afternoon tea etiquette lessons, selfies with Queen Victoria and a Chocola-tea parlour.

The Picnic Park – With riverside views, the Picnic Park is the place for families to relax and enjoy the Sparkling Tea Bar for refreshments.

The Vitali-Tea Garden – This is where the health benefits of one of the nation’s favourite tipples are on show. Visitors can chat with health gurus and tea professionals, try and buy organic products and partake in personal training and yoga activities.

Masterclasses and Mixology – National Tea Day is also about learning about the ways tea is consumed all over the world. Whether it’s using tea as an ingredient in cocktails or blending your own tea under the guidance of a tea master everyone has something to learn.

The Museum of Historic Tea ware – Perfect for anyone who appreciates fine tea, art or culture, The Chitra Collection showcases some of the finest and most historically significant pieces from the collection and spanning a thousand years of history. This exhibition, on display at Chiswick House for two days only, will highlight the importance and diversity of tea drinking customs across the globe.