London: Art & Tea

On 22nd March 2014, my friend and I traveled to London to an exclusive afternoon of master paintings and tea tasting at the National Gallery. 

The experience started with meeting at the National Cafe for a delicious welcome drink and canapes. We then had a bespoke tour of selected paintings in the Gallery that inspired the tea we were later going to sample. Some of these paintings included – Claude Monet. The Water-Lily Pond, 1899 and – Vincent Van Gogh. A Wheatfield, with Cypresses, 1889.

After the tour, we had a talk on Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers!

Following that, we had an exquisite tea tasting and talk from the East India Company’s tea master, Lalith Lenadora.

After the event we had a lovely goody bag to take home, I came home with fantastic boxes of  tea and a lovely copy of Claude Monet’s Water-Lilly Pond!

The  herbal blends were fascinating and the aroma’s just filled the room of perfume.  Think of Lotus Petals, Rose Buds, Nutmeg and Blue Mallow Flowers all mixed together!!!

My friend and I truly enjoyed ourselves, It was a wonderful day out and made for lovely memories and stories.


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