Tea is infinitely fascinating. Or, at least it is to me. It's a sensual delight; the tea fields, dried tea, brewed tea, the aroma, color, flavor - a cacophany of characteristics. You don't have to be an expert to enjoy a cup of tea and the truth is, you can never really have the same cup twice. Of any tea. The experiences you can have with tea vary as does every day of your life. That said, a few basics can really help you enjoy tea more. One basic principle: Tea is more enjoyable with treats. History has proven this as a fact.
The Ultimate Afternoon Tea is one where every detail is accounted for. Temperature of the room, consistency of the cake, the brewing of the tea and quality of butter. It's something of an art to put on an Afternoon Tea and it's always fun to see what the chef has come up with.
In the case of mine, it's truly a curation - kind of like performance art. I've picked out every single plate. Decided on the brand of mustard. Tried 5 kinds of bread before choosing one that's just right for your sandwich. I've tested and perfected my lemon curd using a few different types of lemons and I've traveled far and wide to bring you the best tea. Heck, even the language we use is all by design. The above photo was a test run at my friend Seth's house. He let me cook and serve his guests and they gave me feedback, so I know the sandwiches will really wow you.
The Afternoon Tea at Garfunkel's has been great fun to put together and I do hope you'll come enjoy every last detail.