Brown’s Seasonal Tea Library
INTRODUCING THE PRESTIGE SEASONAL TEA LIBRARY
The English Tea Room at Brown’s Hotel is proud to present the first ever Prestige Seasonal Tea Library, curated by Lalani & Company, consisting of a collection of exceptional tea productions from the world’s leading, independent, family-owned tea gardens. Each of the unique teas is chosen by season, producer, varietal and even day of picking.
Tea traders Lalani & Company
who select leading tea gardens and productions across the world’s growing regions, have selected seasonal tea lots for Brown’s Hotel guests to enjoy. The Summer 2013 Library features a collection from four boutique producers including teas of which just 10kg or less were produced this year. These teas are available at £7.50 and include:
- Spring Reserve from The LaKyrsiew Tea Garden in Meghalaya 2011
- Himalayan 2nd Flush Grand reserve, Dajeeling 2011
- Jade Mountain Roasted Oolong, Taiwan 2012
- Nishi-San 1st Flush Sencha, Kyushu, Japan 2012
Capturing the essence of modern British luxury, Brown’s is the first hotel to commission handmade tea ware pieces designed by British ceramic artist Billy Lloyd and Lalani & Company. The new tea library will be served in glassware by renowned glassmaker Riedel for perfect appreciation of the character and profile of each tea.
“It is little known in Britain that the most exquisite teas need to be selected seasonally, drinking at their best. The teas we have selected for the hotel’s Prestige Tea Library stood out on every level from the hundreds of lots tasted this season. When a tea leaf is picked it captures the moment in time and place where it is produced - terroir, climate, soil, artisan methods and philosophy. It is only when stewarded and selected correctly that you will experience this captured moment from the infusion. ” Nadeem Lalani, Lalani & Company.