A new elegant twist on the traditional
A luxury cream tea, delivered to their door, is always a welcome surprise.
However, imagine their delight when they find not just a box of tea, as an accompaniment to their scones, jam and clotted cream, but an incredible bottle of gin.
Let us introduce you to this luxury cream tea gift, with an elegant twist – The Gin Lover’s Cream Hamper Tea.
Explore the contents of The Gin Lover's Cream Tea Hamper with us
Introducing the award-winning gin
The star of the show in The Gin Lover’s Cream Tea Hamper is a specially chosen bottle of award-winning Ranscombe Wild Small Batch Gin.
From The Maidstone Distillery, this is a herbaceous, sweet citrus and floral gin. It was designed to “reflect the spontaneity of nature”. And adventures in the wild are reflected in the journey of notes and flavours you experience when you taste this unique spirit.
The gin is multi-award winning, plus, the distillery itself also has a story to tell. The Maidstone Distillery is based in the heart of Kent. They pride themselves on using botanicals from the local area and reclaimed recipes from the past.
They have also won an award for their sustainability. This gin distillery is run on 100% green energy, uses plastic-free packaging only and also offers a bottle refill service. In addition, they also work in partnership with an environmental charity. All of these accolades make us very proud to offer a bottle of their special Ranscombe Gin, in this hamper.
To ensure we draw out the flavour experience, The Gin Lover’s Cream Tea Hamper also includes two bottles of Franklin & Son’s tonics. Your gift recipient will find both a traditional Indian tonic – offering a delicate blend of sparkling Staffordshire spring water, natural cinchona bark extract from Ecuador and the finest British sugar – for a classic G&T. Plus, there is a bottle of Elderflower and Cucumber Tonic Water. It is a slightly sweet and refreshing tonic water with the hint of cucumber, that provides a wonderful fresh cut through the subtle bitterness of quinine.
They both pair amazingly well with the gin.
Now, that we covered the gin and tonics, let us focus on the more traditional element of a very special cream tea…
Offering the best scones, clotted cream and jam
The three ingredients for a delicious cream tea have to be fruit scones, Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam. And in this cream tea hamper, we haven’t dared to mess with the traditional and the best.
Our fruit scones are generous in size, fluffy, light and full of fruit.
The Gin Lover’s Cream Tea Hamper also offers two pots of Cornish Clotted Cream by Roddas - classic clotted cream handmade in Cornwall using local creamy Cornish milk and traditional methods, and with a golden crust on top.
Finally, the delightfully named - Thursday Cottage Strawberry Jam – tastes utterly divine thanks to the care and traditional methods used to make this special preserve. This jam is handmade in small batches and then hand-poured into jars. This ensures you get the most amount of whole fruit possible in the finished product. The difference in the taste, texture and experience when paired with the scones and cream is incredible.
Now, the only thing to decide upon is whether it’s cream or jam first…let the debate begin!
Providing the warming, welcoming tea
Alongside the cool gin and tonic, we feel it’s still important to have a special pot of tea to enjoy as part of a traditional cream tea.
This is why The Gin Lover’s Cream Tea Hamper includes not only the ingredients for a delicious G&T but also a whole box of New English Tea Afternoon Tea.
This classic English Afternoon Tea is aromatic and full of flavour. It will complement the scones and sweet treats, as well as accompanying sandwiches and pastries, should you take your cream tea and turn it into a fully catered afternoon tea.
The tea is so delicious that it can be enjoyed on its own, with a slice of lemon, or with the addition of traditional milk (and perhaps a little sugar if you like your tea warming and sweet).
Gifting extra sweet treats
If the gin, tonics, tea, scones, clotted cream and jam, were not enough, you will find inside two further delicious surprises in this gorgeous hamper – ideal for birthdays, anniversaries and more.
To make this cream tea experience special, the hand-packed hamper also includes a zesty Lemon Drizzle Flapjack by Yorkshire Flapjack, topped with white chocolate.
Yorkshire Flapjack is another wonderful UK-based supplier to hampers.com, with every flapjack baked in the family bakery in Pateley, Yorkshire. They are a Great Taste Award-winning family business owned and run by Katie Wilson and her family, whose recipes have been perfected as they have passed down three generations.
The Gin Lover’s Cream Tea Hamper also offers a box of Baked Apple & Custard Biscuits by Elegant & English. You can’t go wrong with tea and biscuits on any occasion, right?
These tasty biscuits will remind you of homemade apple crumble, with lashings of custard on top. They taste so good thanks to Elegant & English’s commitment to using only the finest, natural ingredients.
Order a Gin Lover’s Cream Tea Hamper today
Now, that you have had a tour through the range of incredible products that make up The Gin Lover’s Cream Tea Hamper, you must be ready to order one immediately for the gin connoisseur in your life!
Hand-packed into our signature cream gift box, this sophisticated gift for any gin-lover or loved one is perfect for a birthday, anniversary or thank-you gift. Plus don’t forget Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day too.