A place to meet, drink & share ideas
Pekoe Mellow is a Sri Lankan inspired teahouse, sharing the finest British & Asian tea time traditions. A place to relax & enjoy directly imported highest grade of teas, accompanied by quality teatime refreshments. Teatime needn’t be in the afternoon & it needn’t be fancy - at Pekoe Mellow teatime is a moment to pause & enjoy anytime.
Pekoe Mellow Teahouse was created by husband & wife team; Gobi & Helen. Our aim is to share quality fresh teas & British ‘teatime’ treats inspired by the flavours of Sri Lanka. The tea & food menus reflect the fusion of cultures within our family & combine the exotic flavours Gobi grew up with in Sri Lanka, with the more traditional British influences of Helen’s childhood surrounded by skilled home cooks.
We set up our teahouse because we wanted to create a place to share these new & interesting flavours with people, in an environment in which everyone would feel free to also share ideas over refreshments, hence we opened our tea house in village of Brackenbury - a tranquil village in the heart of busy Hammersmith, London
ABOUT OUR TEAS
The pekoe is the most prized part of the plant, from which our teahouse takes its name. Grades of tea range from Imperial or superfine to orange pekoe, pekoe, broken orange pekoe (BOP), broken orange pekoe fanning (BOPF) & finally dust which is found in an average tea bag. However, when selecting teas it is as much a question of personal taste as looking for a desirable grade, with the BOP and BOPF tending to be more to the taste of British tea drinkers as it is stronger and brews darker.
At Pekoe Mellow we specialise in rare, single source, Sri Lankan tea & speciality blends created on site. Our unique collection of fine teas are sourced directly from partnership plantations in Sri Lanka; this ensures a freshness that cannot be matched. On visiting the gardens in the Kelani Valley, Nuwara Eliya we were able to select the best teas to serve. All teas are selected to keep sync with the rhythm of the seasons.
Not only are we committed to sourcing our teas ethically but we proudly sponsor charity work in the tea growing regions of Sri Lanka as well as the war affected areas.
We believe our teahouse is more than just a teahouse, it is also a forum for sharing ideas & experiences through events and activities.
TEA BLENDING & TASTING
At Pekoe Mellow we love to innovate; we use our knowledge of tea blending to create new, perfectly balanced teas that are in tune with the season. After enjoying your tea today why not take some with you, so you can enjoy it anytime? Teas are freshly packed just for you.
We also offer the opportunity for you to create your own tea blend. The tea will be unique to you, so go ahead & create a world ﬁrst! Ask one of our staff for further details and arrange a consultation.
Our bespoke teas are blended to perfectly suit your taste, our consultation will talk you through all grading, style & ﬂavour combinations so we produce a well balanced, personalised blend.
We have a variety of high quality teas, ranging from classic favourites to seasonal newcomers. The tea tasting rack is a great way to try something new or a good option if you want to compare teas to narrow down your favourite! Ask a member of staff if you would like recommendations or advice on balancing your tea choices.