Matthew Williamson x Newby London
In the first collaboration of its kind, Matthew has partnered with luxury tea company, Newby Teas of London, to produce a range of high-quality tea blends accompanied by a capsule collection of limited edition teaware.
“Newby is such a wonderful heritage brand. They epitomise luxury in every sense of the word and do things with passion and flair. I’ve loved the process from start to finish of creating this collection, including learning so much more about the history of tea and visiting their amazing Chitra Collection for inspiration.”
Launching today, Newby presents three fine, loose-leaf teas in eye-catching caddies personally designed by Matthew. His love of vibrant colour and intriguing prints is evident in the trio of original designs, based on hand-painted watercolours inspired by stories of the east. The intricate characters of the three specially created tea blends are also reflected in the elaborate artwork.
The teas launch exclusively today on newbyteas.co.uk then next month at Selfridges London, Birmingham and Selfridges.com.
The rich flavour of golden-tipped Assam balances with a tantalising taste of malt and subtle sweet notes. Reflecting the vibrancy of this tea’s homeland, an enchanting design gracefully enrobes its delicate leaves – a kaleidoscope of evocative hues and Rajasthani iconography recalling the palatial grandeur synonymous with the Maharaja.
Exotic Earl Grey
This blend’s citrus subtlety of pure bergamot oil and spicy safflower top-notes lead you to new realms of flavour. Bright and bold with an edge of exoticism, a vibrant design perfectly encapsulates this fine Indian tea’s origins and its originality.
Jasmine Rose Garden
The sweet honeyed aroma and floral notes of jasmine and rose mingle to create a glorious bouquet – its intricacy reflected in the romantic design depicting these flowers in full bloom against a mesmerising turquoise sky.