Between January and April next year, weary shoppers will be able to slip away from the hustle and bustle of the West End sales and enjoy the quiet refinement of afternoon tea with a twist at Palm Court, which is located at the top of Regent Street, at the newly refurbished Langham, London.

Working exclusively with the super premium, London distilled gin – Beefeater 24, The Langham has created a bespoke afternoon tea menu serving a tea blend using the botanicals present in the gin, as well as a classic gin and tonic, to fortify shoppers against the winter chill and retail therapy fatigue.

Infused with a blend of botanicals including notes of citrus, juniper and angelica, Beefeater 24 is a great match for afternoon tea, its fresh aroma and smoothness are a testament to over 40 years distilling experience. The botanicals, extracted from a unique mix of Chinese green and rare Japanese Sencha teas have also been blended for a bespoke tea, served with or without milk to create an ideal coupling of two quintessentially British drinks.

Finger sandwiches for the tea will include smoked Scottish organic salmon with horseradish and watercress and Castle of Mey Beef with Savora mustard. These will be served with a selection of home baked scones, miniature French pastries and English classics such as mille feuille, Victoria sandwich, Bakewell tart and chocolate gateau. Devonshire clotted cream and Duchy Originals Strawberry Preserve will complete this slightly decadent afternoon treat.

Palm Court has been serving afternoon teas since 1865 and now is the centrepiece of The Langham, London which has just recently completed an £80 million transformation. With a relaxed yet refined atmosphere enhanced by a resident pianist, it promises to be a haven of calm away from the bustle outside. Priced at £39.00 per person, the Beefeater 24 G and Tea is available in Palm Court from 1 January 2010 until 30 April 2010. Advance reservations are recommended. You will find contact details for the Palm Court below.

The Langham, 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA Tel: 020 7965 0195