Friday afternoon. Teatime. We sat munching Flap Jacks and moist carrot cake with a creamy topping (excellently delicious) whilst talking and drinking in both fragrant teas and history at the Bramah Tea & Coffee Museum.
Now relocated to Southwark Street from its previous home on Butler's Wharf it stands as a bastion of the nature, history and culture of tea and coffee. Existing as a unique venue that shows the forever changing relationships we have developed with these fine brews you can see the pervasive and symbiotic connections with fashion and commerce as well as displays of old age coffee makers standing like gleaming sentinels showing past glories.
"Good coffee is like fine wine", infuses or rather enthuses Edward Bramah a former trader and ex-planter and the driving force behind the museum. The inception for this specialized museum began in 1952 but opened in 1992.
You can enjoy a wide variety of teas (Indian, China or green) or a range of specialist coffee including Ethiopian, Indian, Java and Columbian. There is also a special menu selection of English afternoon tea. From the ordinary to the epicure there's an infusion just for you waiting to be sampled.
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