In keeping with its local food ethos, afternoon tea at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa this year includes a choice of loose teas blended by Welsh tea company, Morgan’s Brew.
The teas include the intriguingly named Green Green Grass – a twice-dried Yunnan green tea – and Dragon’s Breath which is a chai, or black tea blended with aniseed, cinnamon and cardamom.
These and another dozen different tea blends are offered at the heart of the hotel’s 2015 afternoon tea menu which is served every day between 3pm and 6pm overlooking Mid Wales’ beautiful Lake Vyrnwy.
“While the tea leaves may have travelled some distance, their blending makes them unique to Morgan’s which is based just a few miles from us in Welshpool,” says Lake Vyrnwy’s general manager Anthony Rosser.
“And if the Welsh-named blends – like Barry Island Rock – sound a bit off the wall, we do of course offer more familiar styles including Assam, Morgan’s (Earl) Grey and good old English breakfast tea.”
The full Lake Vyrnwy afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches, a macaroon, carrot cake, a fruit tartlet and a sultana scone with home-made jam and clotted cream, all accompanied by a pot of tea from the Morgan’s Brew range. The price is £16.50 per person, and advance booking is not required.
For lighter appetites, a traditional cream tea is £7.50 per person and includes sultana scones with home-made jam and clotted cream, accompanied by a pot of tea.
Full details may be found at www.lakevyrnwy.com or by calling 01691 870692.