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Brand new tea bar launches in South Kensington

Tease, a modern day tea bar, has launched in South Kensington with a focus on creating fresh blends and health boosting flavor combinations. It is open now for collection and delivery, with the cafe available to customers from 4 July.

Putting a fresh spin on the iconic British classic, Tease’s menu boasts a selection of iced teas, milk teas, adaptogenic milks, health shots and so much more – using a variety of fresh and natural ingredients while focusing on creating every drink without any refined sugars.

Spearheading the brand is Nirbhay Lalvani, who comes from a family hospitality background. Having been in the industry for over a decade, Lalvani has worked at and owned a number of leading venues in London and around the world.

Conceptualising the menu is former mixologist of The Ned, Soho Farmhouse and Annabel’s, Cosmo Lewis. The duo have created a diverse menu that focuses on the versatility of tea, guiding you through a range of flavoured tea based drinks with signature health twists.

Cool refreshing iced teas will be your summer social call – freshly brewed tea combined with a variety of freeze-dried fruits for maximum nutrition packed into each cup, they’re the perfect refreshment for the season.

Not forgetting the rest of the menu, which reveals classic and herbal teas, specialty coffee, milk teas and adaptogenic milks focused on ingredients that aid the body in resisting chemical and physical stress.

Reishi mushroom, bee pollen, maca and lucama are just a few of the adaptogens incorporated into the menu, which help boost the immune system, relieve tiredness and are even known to reduce stress.

With a focus on health, the signature immunity booster shots include ginger & honey, and fresh beetroot, paired with coconut water and kamalansi lime.

The house special 'Cosmosis' section of the menu takes centre stage – rich dark chocolate, their take on a classic hot chocolate freshly made from raw cacao and cacao butter eliminating the use of any refined sugars, sits alongside the creamy vanilla cold coffee and a traditional spiced masala chai, which provides a great energy boost.

Situated a stones throw from South Kensington tube station, vivid yellow and white interiors provide the perfect backdrop to the extensive beverage selection.

Lalvani commented, “We are most excited to be launching Tease just in time for the summer. We have worked tirelessly over the past year to create a unique menu with a variety of drinks that ensures there is something available for everyone.

'Given the health benefits associated with tea, we have created a menu that incorporates wellness into all our drinks, all the while ensuring the flavour and taste is never compromised.”

Lewis added, “For us, this project was all about bringing incredible undiscovered flavours of tea to life, then enhancing it further by pairing them with fresh ingredients and focusing on raw, natural flavor without all the naugh'tea'ness, such as refined sugar and added preservatives.

'We’re looking forward to bringing these unknown, exciting flavour combinations to South Kensington.”