Elisabetta Marabotto of Saffronart shares a note on the latest collaboration between The East India Company and the National Gallery
London: The East India Company, the world’s finest gourmet foods and beverages’ company, has collaborated with The National Gallery to launch an evocative ‘Delicious Art’ collection of six bespoke teas – each created with a different masterpiece from the gallery in mind as its inspiration. Among the inspirational artworks are Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”, Monet’s “The Water-Lily Pond” and Avercamp’s “A Winter Scene with Skaters near a Castle”.
Launching on 5 August, along with a selection of the East India Company’s mini jams, mini mustards and an afternoon tea set, these original artistic blends will be available within National Gallery shops, and the flagship East India Company store located on Conduit Street.
Lalith Lenadora, the East India Company’s tea master, spent many hours working with The National Gallery Company, and studying the paintings, in order to bring its essence to life in a blend of his finest teas, flowers and aromatics.
Along with the collaboration with the National Gallery, the East India Company is currently exhibiting works by Japanese artists to celebrate the four hundreth anniversary of Japan-British relation.
If you are in London, I’d highly recommend immersing yourself in this enchanting culinary journey where you can appreciate art in a different way.
For more information you can visit the East India Company website.