The luxurious London landmark hotel The Savoy has recently launched a new partnership with JING Tea, as well as an all new summer afternoon tea menu designed by Executive Pastry Chef, Daniel Pearse, served in The Savoy's Thames Foyer.
Pearse and his team have created six light, floral pastries showcasing the finest ingredients of the season - from the beautiful British strawberry to the transient mirabelle. The essence of summertime is distilled into The Savoy Seasonal Summer Fruit Tartlet; the filling of the tart varies as different fruits come into season, guaranteeing flavour throughout the summer months. Further seasonal delicacies include the Tropical Roulade Biscuit Joconde with Mango and Passionfruit Jelly and Banana Cremeux and Pistachio Madeleines with pistachio cream.
Daniel Pearse commented, 'Summer is my favourite time of the year to work as a pastry chef. The fruits that we get in to the kitchen are at their absolute best which makes creating our new line up of afternoon tea pastries that much easier. We take something at its peak and add a touch of pastry flare to craft the perfect creation. This season we have created a brand new, colourful, tasty selection of afternoon tea pastries that complement our vast selection of Jing teas that we have on offer here at The Savoy.'
For the new menu, the Savoy team worked closely with the tea importers JING to ensure that a cup of tea is never an afterthought, instead it is integral to the afternoon tea experience, accenting and drawing out the subtleties of each delicate sandwich and pastry. Through training from the JING experts, the team at The Savoy will guide consumers through their experience with pairing suggestions based on flavour profiles of the teas.
Find out more about The Savoy and the JING partnership here.