Gin & Jam afternoon tea, Hush Mayfair

This Sunday, on Mother’s Day, Hush Mayfair launches the innovative Gin & Jam afternoon tea. A cosy refuge, tucked away from the chaotic Oxford Street, Hush Mayfair is the perfect place to enjoy a luxurious tea with your favourite girlfriends.

A lovely way to end a day’s shopping in nearby Bond Street, Hush’s Gin & Jam Tea has been curated to feature Hush’s own brand of gin, exclusively created by Hush’s own Bar Director, Pedro Solorzano.

In the grand tradition of Afternoon Tea, Hush’s Gin & Jam Tea features classic teatime treats, including elegant finger sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and jam, macaroons and Earl Grey Crème Brûlée, served alongside a selection of artisan loose leaf teas by H. R. Higgins of Mayfair.

Served in the beautiful surroundings of Hush’s Silver Room, the Tea is a quintessentially British experience, given a breath of life by Hush’s Gin & Jam cocktails, all featuring Hush’s London-distilled boutique gin. Each cocktail has been curated to reflect the more unusual elements of the Hush gin, whose flavours include Jasmine lotus, Tonka beans and lavender, each one paired with a jam base created exclusively for Hush by Wendy Brandon, who has been making handmade jams and preserves in the UK for over 30 years.

On arrival we were welcomed with a Pink Rabbit cocktail (Hush gin, lime, cranberry, vanilla, strawberry jam) served in a Tipsy Teacups martini glass (a pretty piece of crockery on a glass stem). Once all the foodies were seated a tray of mini gin cocktails circulated to accompany the teatime treats. Sweet drinks included the Violet Beauregarde (Hush Gin, Cranberry, Violet liqueur, elderflower cordial, Gooseberry and Elderflower Jam) and Pippi Longstocking (Hush Gin, Pineapple, Cinnamon, Ginger Beer, Rhubarb and Ginger Jam).

It was a colourful evening trying the afternoon tea, sipping cocktails and admiring the gorgeous teapots and cups from Pip Studio, with whimsical patterns which suited the theme of the event perfectly.

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