Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2011 Guests experiencing the award-winning afternoon tea at the Chesterfield Mayfair are in for even more of a treat as Elizabeth Darcy-Jones, Britain’s Tea Poet, brings her unique form of “poetea” to the hotel on Thursday 4 August. Whether you’re choosing a Lapsang Souchong, Earl Grey or Jasmine tea, Elizabeth has a special poem for each one and will charm and entertain, as guests sup and sink in to freshly baked scones, pastries and sandwiches. Marrying poetry with afternoon tea for the first time, Britain’s Tea Poet will become a regular monthly fixture at afternoon tea at this luxury Mayfair hotel, which has already received a number of accolades, including the UK Tea Council’s Award for Excellence. The traditional afternoon tea and the Champagne afternoon tea with a glass of Taittinger champagne are regular favourites, while the Chocolate Lovers tea brings a touch of extra indulgence and has inspired Elizabeth to write a special poem in its honour. The menu boasts a wide selection of teas from traditional leaf teas, green teas, white teas and the more exotic flower teas such as Lavender Dream or Black Beauty. Describing Earl Grey as “such a Nigel Havers of tea” or Lychee Red “as sweet as the kiss of pink gin”, Britain’s Tea Poet performs with grace and humour, perfectly complementing the quintessentially English experience at the Chesterfield, one of London’s prime “old world charm” locations. Performing a private recital at each table, Elizabeth’s “private pot of poetea” is complimentary for guests enjoying afternoon tea on Thursday 4 August. Prior booking is recommended. Traditional afternoon tea at The Chesterfield starts at £25.50 per head for a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked homemade scones with clotted cream and homemade preserve, homemade pastries, cupcakes & fruit cakes and, of course, a selection of teas. Elizabeth is a former City voice coach and communications consultant, is now a full-time poet and author of ‘Distinguished Leaves: Poems for tea-lovers’ a book of forty tea poems, which will be published by Quiller Press in the Autumn.