Join the Harney family for a one of a kind tea-centered tour of greater London. Harney & Sons Tea is served at some of the most important tea drinking destinations in the British capital, including the famous Dorchester Hotel and the Historic Royal Palaces. Speaking about Britain, George Orwell once said, “Tea is one of the mainstays of the civilization of this country!”
And Orwell was right: nobody drinks tea like the Brits! They average at least three cups per day, encouraged by a wonderful tea drinking culture that has flourished there since the national beverage was made fashionable by King Charles in the 17th century. Today tea is a part of local custom, vernacular, way of life and pop culture at every level of society.
In London, take a day-long Tea Infusiast Masterclass at the UK Tea Academy, enjoy a historic walking tour including visits to Royal residences, and enjoy the traditional British tea service everywhere from the posh Dorchester Hotel to below the copper hull of The Cutty Sark. We’ll trace the history of tea and the tea industry from China to India to the British table. It’s difficult to seek out tea history in the UK without taking some time to explore another quintessentially British pursuit of pleasure: the garden. In this adventure packed week our small group, accompanied by Mike & Brigitte Harney, will dive in to explore London and her fascinating tea history from all angles.