Hush Mayfair has just launched a delicious Gin & Jam Tea. I was very kindly invited to try it out and hear about Hush’s own gin and the jams created exclusively for Hush by Wendy Brandon. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know how much I love a good cocktail, especially with gin, so I was excited to see what Hush Mayfair has to offer!
Hush Mayfair is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Mayfair just off South Molten Street. There is a beautiful courtyard which I imagine would be a perfect place to enjoy a cold pimms on a warm summers evening.
The Gin & Jam tea is served in the decadent Silver Room at the top of a grand stair case. The staff here are very attentive and happy to help with anything. We were welcomed with a Pink Rabbit cocktail (Hush gin, lime, cranberry, vanilla, Wendy Brandon strawberry jam) served in a Tipsy Teacups martini glass. The tea is so beautifully presented. Hush gin is distilled in London with more unusual botanicals of jasmine lotus, tonka beans and lavender alongside more typical elements of lemon peel, grapefruit and juniper.
A range of finger sandwiches are served: smoked salmon, cucumber and egg mayonnaise. Another savoury offing is chicken mayonnaise and tarragon served on sour dough, this was one of my favourites of the tea. Then you move onto warm scones served with clotted cream and a trio of jams from Wendy Brandon (gooseberry, blackberry and rhubarb). The scones were light and I really enjoyed the range of jams on offer. Guests enjoy a choice of gin cocktails to accompany their tea. They are pretty lethal! The Paddington Bear is particularly good (Hush Gin, Amaretto, Orange Juice, Marmalade).
There is a choice of H. R. Higgins of Mayfair loose leaf teas to enjoy too. You must be sure to leave space for the mini macaroons and earl grey crème brûlée. The brûlée was really enjoyable but no crunchy top, that’s one of the best bits in my opinion!
Hush Mayfair is perfectly located to rest your tired feet and enjoy an afternoon tea after a day of shopping. There is a great atmosphere here and it’s a lovely place to relax.
Hush’s Gin & Jam Tea is £35 and served Monday – Sunday, 3pm – 6pm.
I was a guest of Hush Mayfair but as always, all opinions are my own.