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Canton Tea Partners with The Wolseley

Canton Tea, a wholesale supplier to the premium hospitality sector, announced it has partnered with The Wolseley, one of London’s best loved restaurants from Corbin & King, to offer an exclusive range of teas. The premium tea launched on 27 June at The Wolseley, Mayfair and Café Wolseley and The Wolseley Shop at Bicester Village.

The partnership launched in tandem with the opening of Café Wolseley, Corbin & King’s first venture outside London, and the introduction of a new ‘Best of British Afternoon Tea’ menu mid-July at The Wolseley, Piccadilly. The offering includes handmade scones, pastries and sandwiches alongside a carefully curated selection of authentic teas, for £29.75 per person. Customers will be able to choose from Afternoon Blend, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Assam, Jasmine Bud and Yunnan Green – all of which have been sourced directly from small, traditional gardens where tea bushes have grown for hundreds of years.

The Tea Caddy Collection will soon be available to purchase from The Wolseley Shop at Bicester Village, online and at The Wolseley on Piccadilly. The range offers biodegradable pyramid teabags inside unique tea caddies designed with an elegant Chinoiserie motif, evocative of the interior of The Wolseley itself. This selection of teas will feature the following:

• Assam – a rich and full-bodied black tea with a unique malty taste from the historic tea plantations of Northern India’s Brahmaputra Valley. It is best enjoyed with a dash of milk for a brisk start to the day.
• Yunnan Green – a light and refreshing tea from the high mountains of Yunnan in South West China. Sweet notes of fresh pea-shoots and nuts leave a mild and delicate aftertaste.
• Jasmine Bud – a fragrant tea, combining smooth green tea leaves with the sweetest notes of jasmine blossom grown in the sunny hills of Southern China. A refreshing drink for any time of day – light, bright and with heady aromatic notes.

The Wolseley Shop’s Tea Caddy Selection in partnership with Canton Tea will be available to purchase from mid-July online (www.thewolseley.com) for £14.95 per caddy (20 pyramid tea bags).

Founded in 2007 by Jennifer Wood, Canton Tea promotes positive, ethical practice in the tea trade and holds education, sustainability and alliance at the heart of its proposition. Canton Tea seeks out the best artisan teas and buys fresh tea each season, direct from small, traditional gardens. The brand has established direct relationships with the farmers where the leaves are handpicked and handcrafted to tease out the sweetest notes and the most complex flavours. Canton Tea’s range, which is made up of 33 teas, with the addition of six to eight limited editions at any given time, is served in exclusive hotels and restaurants in the UK including: Petersham Nurseries, Soho House, Pollen Street Social, The Mandarin Oriental, Hotel Café Royal, China Tang at The Dorchester, and The Waterside Inn. For more information on Canton Tea, visit: www.cantontea.com.

The Wolseley is an all-day café-restaurant in the grand European tradition, serving a wide-ranging menu of European classics (including Afternoon Tea) from early in the morning through to midnight. Visit www.thewolseley.com for more information.

Café Wolseley at Bicester Village is Corbin & King’s first venture outside London. Taking reference from the London flagship, Café Wolseley combines a classic all-day grand café-restaurant offer, along with a takeaway counter and a shop. Visit www.cafewolseley.com for more information.

Corbin & King is run by the restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, who have been partners in business for over 35 years. Together, the pair have created some of the most iconic and highly-regarded establishments in London, such as The Wolseley, The Delaunay, Zédel, Colbert, Fischer’s, The Beaumont Hotel and Bellanger. Café Wolseley becomes the eighth opening for the group and their first venture outside London.

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