Time For Tea: British Afternoon Tea Week


There are few things in life more indulgent than sipping fine tea, eating crust-less sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and fine patisserie. So there’s little wonder that there’s a whole week dedicated to the delights of afternoon tea: British Afternoon Tea Week.

But did you know that tea isn’t just great for drinking? It’s also an active ingredient in many brilliant beauty products. Never ones to miss an opportunity to enjoy life’s little luxuries here at PretAirporter, we’ve picked out the best of all things tea for you to pick up from duty free…Gently apply the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum after cleansing to keep skin feeling soft and supple. Available from Shilla Duty Free.

Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Moisture’s key ingredient is white tea. With complementary essential oils spearmint, lemon, orange and bergamot providing an invigorating scent. This green tea face mask by Real Nature contains a clear serum, that soothes skin stressed by busy city living, leaving you feeling revitalised. Available from Shilla Duty Free.

Perfect for the tea connoisseur, Jo Malone’s Rare Tea perfume collection is inspired by some of the finest global teas, including: Silver Needle Tea, with nuances of rose, sage and musk, Darjeeling Tea with jasmine, freesia and apricot, Jade Leaf Tea with pomelo, sesame and maté leaf, Oolong Tea with cocoa, tobacco leaf and notes of tonka bean, Midnight Black Tea – pu-erh with vanilla and amber and Gold Needle Tea with sandal wood and benzoin resin.

Molton Brown’s Blooming Honeysuckle and White Tea Bath and Shower Gel will leave you smelling like an English garden. Available from World Duty Free.

A delicate and sophisticated fragrance: White Tea by Elizabeth Arden contains musky, woody and floral aromas with hints of Italian mandarin, Turkish rose and sea breeze accord.

Zoë Pincombe
written by: Zoë Pincombe
Just out of university, Zoë comes from South West England. Enthusiastic about all things food and wine related, she enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures.