Lucie Loves... Lifestyle // James Explores The Wedgwood Tea Conservatory Popup at John Lewis, London
Wedgwood who? You’d be forgiven for thinking Wedgwood were that brand of bone china your Grandma collected, and might have used for special occasions. Be prepared to have your mind blown with their latest collection, that celebrates the best of British horticulture.
A few weeks ago, I was invited by John Lewis, to attend the exclusive pop up Wedgwood Tea Conservatory launch, in Peter Jones, Sloane Square. The pop up was designed to celebrate this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show – and by some miracle we were given summer weather!
With a wonderful menu, featuring new Wonderlust tea blends, there is no way you could leave disappointed.
The Wedgwood Tea Conservatory is an imaginative take on an English garden, offering a unique tea experience. Located on the Ground floor, the Tea Conservatory and Wedgwood’s Wonderlust tableware is inspired by tropical plants and exotic influences, discovered and brought back to the UK, during the Grand Tour of the 19th century.
On the night, I got to sample three tea infused cocktails and ate canapés with edible flowers, but the highlight was meeting and attending a masterclass with Bernadine Tay, Wedgwood’s resident tea curator.
What Bernadine doesn’t know about tea isn’t worth knowing!
I fell in love with every piece of the new collection and when speaking about it with Lucie afterwards, and showing her the photos, she commented on how these would all be the perfect future vintage pieces.
Fancy trying the Wedgwood tea experience?
You can visit the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory from Wednesday 24th May – Friday 16th June 2017. Prices start from £35, and you can book online.
Words & Photography © James Barley