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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Tickles Your Olfactories With Jo Malone Tea

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  Site Where: 66 Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom, SW1X 7LA
August 26, 2009 at 9:21 AM | by | ()

When temperatures finally drop and tourist head into London's Hyde Park water bottle-free, where is the best place to cuddle up with a cup of tea and revel in the sweet end of summer? If you say the window seat of your hotel suite, you'd be correct, but we'd also accept the answer of the Jo Malone Teatime at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.

Available only in September in both their Park Restaurant and Park Terrace (pictured above), the Jo Malone tea celebrates the release of the Vanilla and Anise Cologne from the famous and very chic perfumery. The menu inspired by the frangrance has got us salivating like we never expected something perfume-related would; expect "Honey and Vanilla Glazed Madeleines, Clementine and Vanilla Fairy Cakes, Black Fig with Wildflower Honey and Mascarpone Mousse and Wild Fennel Scented Apple Tartelettes."

The Jo Malone touch isn't just to be found in the petit fours either; tea drinkers will receive samples of both the new cologne and grapefruit shower gel, as well as a certificate for a Hand & Arm Massage at the Jo Malone Harrods boutique located minutes away from the hotel. Although we couldn't locate an exact price for this tea, we expect that it wouldn't cost much more than their traditional Moet & Chandon afternoon tea service, which runs 35 GBP per person. It's best not to think of tea service as just tea however, but be prepared for a filling meal presented in little bites. Can you tell yet that we love hotel teas?

[Photo: Park Terrace at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park]

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