The winter season just does not feel the same without the familar scent (and taste!) of mulled wine, but how often are you able to enjoy it in the most picturesque setting?
Often enough, when you’re having it at Peggy Porschen!
After shopping around Sloane Square (easily one of the most forgotten yet gorgeous parts of London to go for your Christmas spree), Arax [my mom] and I needed a warm drink and little sit down. We love Peggy for the fact that the menu changes, and the great black tea blends are always more than welcome!
But it was the mulled wine I’d dragged Arax down to try, and with the fragrance of spices and Christmas waffling out across the table, even as someone who really does not like the taste of mulled wine, I couldn’t resist trying this special wintery drink (yes really haha!).
Actually I have to admit to you guys that Arax’s delicious-smelling drink kinda ruined my tea.. I mean, an English black is absolutely wonderful but how do you drink it plain when all you can smell is that cinnamon-y scent? ;))
Plus who doesn’t love a mini mince pie on the side? 😉 Such a cute addition!
I was seriously so close to sleeping (see the I’m-not-in-the-mood picture below), so the black tea did end up really boosting my energy levels. I used to read the Waitrose magazine all the time (I still have to get a copy every month- they’re so good!) and the one question I always remember reading at the back is about how the interviewees like their tea.
“Black, above a lit candle, with cinnamon and raw milk”, I knew I’d always answer [if asked]. I’m always extra one but anyone else reading this feel the same way?
So I’ve spoken enough about the awesome mulled wine to try here, and probably even more about the tea (even though this is supposed to be a post about mulled wine!), but I have one last surprise waiting for you guys in Belgravia!
With sunset setting on the city, we decided to take a stroll around Elizabeth Street while we could still see where we were walking 😉 It’s so gorgeous when the last vests of sunlight are stretching out across the buildings. For a moment, everything changes.
When the light retreats, I decide to show Arax one of my favourite spots in Belgravia for something sweet to end the day. So we walked over past Peggy towards the end of Elizabeth St…
Where this absolute cutie in Dominique Ansel awaited us! He was almost too cute to eat!