The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Often when I go to a fancy dress party a lot of people don’t make a concerted effort. There might be a random wig, a bit of hairspray and maybe some tinted glasses… but then there is always that one person who embraces the theme and goes ALL OUT with amazing props and inspirational creativity that puts all the other revellers to shame… and that, dear reader, is exactly what the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, London has gone and done with their Jungle Book themed afternoon tea.

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

They have embraced Mowgli and his jungle and have taken the very essence of Rudyard Kipling’s magical story to heart with delicacies inspired by the flavours of Madya Pradesh, the setting at the heart of the story…

The Jungle Book is expressed not only through the delicious food, but everything from the tablecloths to the crockery have clearly been inspired by the tale…Taj Hotels have even released their own limited edition of The Jungle Book, which was waiting for us when we arrived…

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

A large sharing plate of beautiful looking savoury sandwiches, bagels and wraps arrived, all  boasting an Indian twist inspired by Kipling’s love of the continent…

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Cornish Yard, tomato and mango chutney

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Smoked salmon bagel flavoured with spiced yoghurt

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Curry egg mayo in brioche bun

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

British cucumber with minted creme fraiche

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Sultana coronation chicken wrap

Then came all the wonderful sweet treats, all inspired by the characters in the book; Baloo, Shere Khan, the Bandar Log monkey tribe, King Luis, Ikki and Mowgli himself…

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Elaine and I received one of these plates each… delicious!

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

The spicy kick of chilli in Ikki’s Chilli Pineapple Cupcake reflects Ikki, the porcupine’s sharp spines

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Baloo’s Himalayan Honey Macaroon

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

The Bandar Log Spiced Banoffie with Saffron Cream

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Mowgli’s Jungle Pink Guava & Sweet Basil Jelly

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Shere Khan’s Masala Chai Éclairs – these were our favourites!

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

And just when we thought we couldn’t fit any more into our tummies, this arrived… (Not a problem, I should add. We were thrilled).

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Chocolate chip and golden raisin scones, served with Cornish clotted cream and homemade strawberry preserve

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

We absolutely loved this tea – so much thought and effort has gone into making it authentic, exciting and very special for everyone who attends. It’s delicious, unexpected and a total triumph!

It costs £35 per person (or £45 with champers) so it’s an affordable treat at the beautiful St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, right between Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

Now, I just need to book tickets to the film – can’t wait!

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

St James Court
51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences
London SW1E 6AF


 

We were invited to experience this afternoon tea, but as always thoughts and opinions are my own

This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic ;)

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9 thoughts on “The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea

  1. All of this looks so amazing! Especially the sweet treats. I’ve been thinking of what “London-y” things I could do when my friend comes over next month and I feel like this might be perfect! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  2. Wow! This looks amazing – I just started a blog about homemade afternoon tea, I will maybe do a spin on some of these high class elements! If anyone has any suggestions let me know at kristaskitchenadventure.blogspot.com :) (an follow me for more afternoon tea updates too)

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