Back to the classics

he Langham, London is delighted to announce the launch of its new Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood. Reverting ‘Back to the Classics’, the new tea showcases classical recipes made with fresh ingredients, skillfully produced by a team of passionate patissiers.

The new Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood is the brainchild of newly appointed Executive Pastry Chef at The Langham, London, Andrew Gravett, and his team. The collection is a true labour of love reflecting authenticity of flavour, presentation and ingredients the team feel passionately about. With a unique style, and several nods to traditional Afternoon Tea style of patisserie and presentation, guests will gain a deepened insight into true craftsmanship and balanced flavours.

With reduced sugar and lighter textures, the tea reflects tastes that are easily recognisable. The Paris Brest is made with Crunchy Choux pastry, lightened pecan cream and caramelised pecans. Babalicious features blackcurrant and star anise soaked baba, Jivara whipped ganache and crunchy pearls. The Decidedly Madeleine offers the classic Madeleine sponge, passion fruit jelly wrapped in a coat of Itakuja. Spherically Challenged comprises of creamy coconut, liquid raspberry and Manjari mousse. Last but not least, the One in a Million showcases a caramelised puff pastry with vanilla infused mascarpone.

Accompanying sandwiches devised by Executive Chef of The Langham, London, Chris King include:

Burford Brown egg, marinated artichoke, rosemary bread
Classic English cucumber, cream cheese, chives,
Beef Pastrami, sauce ‘Albert’, watercress, caramelised onion bread
Scottish smoked salmon, Sarawak pepper and preserved lemon cream
Classic ‘prawn cocktail’, iceberg, potato bun, tomato powder.

The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood is served in Palm Court with a selection of scones and a choice of blended teas. The tea is priced at £49 per person, £59 with a glass of N.V Laurent-Perrier

Brut champagne, £64 with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rose champagne. Seatings are available between 12.15pm to 5.30pm