Fortnum & Mason is the quintessential London store. It epitomizes style, elegance, English charm and, above all, one of Britain's most traditional pastimes: taking tea. The world of tea and the name Fortnum & Mason have been intertwined for more than three centuries.
From the opening of the Far East to western trade, to the first harvest of tea grown on English soil, Fortnum's has sourced, refined and offered this most delicious of the Earth's bounties to its customers. Fortnum & Mason has been selling high-quality tea for more than 300 years and continues to be one of London's most desirable places to indulge in this afternoon tradition.
Tea at Fortnum & Mason contains a blast of old-fashioned Fortnum & Mason luxury. Proper cakes on cakestands, or piled on decorated china plates, finger sandwiches and cut-glass jars of lemon curd, tea in teacups and proper scones with the jam and cream the right way round.
This beautiful book covers everything on the art of 'taking tea'. With a charming collection of fascinating anecdotes and stories, this is the definitive history of tea drinking along with 45 irresistible recipes for all kinds of teatime treats.
From delicate sandwiches, jam biscuits and lemon curd meringues to rich fruit cakes, indulgent brownies and dainty cupcakes, Tea at Fortnum & Mason brings you a taste of tea at Fortnum's as it has for the past 300 years.