Afternoon Tea in the Tea Academy at the Summer Lodge Country House & Hotel, Dorset.

Summer Lodge is excited to offer guests a unique Afternoon Tea experience by enjoying a PMD Tea Academy

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Nestled in the heart of Dorset, Summer Lodge offers the quintessential English tradition of Afternoon Tea and has been commended at the 2019 Afternoon Tea Awards. 

By prior booking, Summer Lodge are offering guests the chance to enhance their knowledge of tea while enjoying this finest tradition. The Tea Academy experience is hosted by Dananjaya Silva, Managing Director of PMD Tea. Guests can enjoy a cup of all-time favourites such as Earl Grey or Lapsang Souchong  whilst being invited to experience with those a little more exotic such as Lover’s Leap.  Our Tea Tutorial perfectly marries the perfect cup of tea with our award-winning Afternoon Tea pastries. 

Indulge in a delicious array of delicate finger sandwiches, accompanied by warm freshly baked scones piled high with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, and a selection of pastries including éclairs, tartlets, cupcakes and macarons.

  • The PMD Tea Academy is by prior booking only. 
  • Experience detail: Guests receive full Afternoon Tea, hosted by Dananjay Silva (PMD Tea), with a selection of teas and an insight into our incredible range of single-estate Sri Lankan teas.
  • Price – The experience is £240 + £40 per person  (excluding service charge)
  • Guests must book in advance as the experience is subject to availability. A 50% deposit per person is required to secure your booking.

About PMD Tea

P.M.David Silva & Sons was established in 1945 during the Plantation Raj in Ceylon’s world famous Dimbula Valley. The company was founded on Brunswick Estate in the fertile Maskeliya Valley as a small independent Tea Shop for tea plantation workers to gather, relax and enjoy a quality cup of tea. The business and the family soon expanded to become a specialist Tea Transporter and Plantation Supplier. Today, three generations on, we remain a family company bringing world’s most sought-after teas that are hand plucked and ethically sourced from the very people and estates that we have worked with."  The philosophy that PMD Tea aims to embody is one of family values and both ethical and environmental sustainability.