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A Journey Within: Exploring True Alignment at The Mandrake's Chakra Tea Experience



YOPO bar with seven tea pots

 

Introducing our new Seven Chakra Afternoon Tea, available at YOPO Restaurant and YOPO Bar every Saturday from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, starting 8th June 2024.


Crafted to both delight the palate and nurture the soul, this culinary journey resonates with spiritual essence, engaging all Seven Chakras from root to crown. Created by Executive Chef George Scott-Toft, each dish harmonises with the Seven Chakras, guiding you towards self-discovery. Pair this gastronomic delight with our curated tea selection, savour a guided tasting, and indulge in unlimited refills.



Origins


Grounded in the philosophy of self-love and enlightenment, this experience enhances your understanding of the Seven Chakras and leads you through a unique culinary journey meticulously crafted by Executive Chef George Scott-Toft. Inspired by the Chakras, each dish embodies this ethos, featuring ingredients resonating with the body's energy centres. From the grounding root chakra to the ethereal crown chakra, every bite is crafted with intention and purpose.



An Experience


Immerse yourself in the art of food and tea pairing, where every bite and sip awakens your senses and nourishes your soul. Our tea selection offers you the opportunity to delve into the nuanced energies and healing attributes of each Chakra.


Upon your arrival, you'll be welcomed with our ceremonial Pistachio Matcha tea, setting the tone for the enchanting journey that awaits. Dive deeper into the world of tea with our guided tasting, allowing you to sample each of the teas including the mesmerising Blue Aurora, the delicate Hibiscus & Rose, and the rich and aged 8 YRS Vintage Ripe PU’ER.


But the magic doesn't end there. Feel free to visit our tea station at any time to replenish or refill any other teas, ensuring that your experience is as dynamic and personalised as you desire.



Understanding the Seven Chakras


Chakras are energy centres within the human body, originating from ancient Indian spiritual traditions like Hinduism and Buddhism. The term "Chakra," originating from Sanskrit, translates to "wheel" or "disk." These centres are believed to be interconnected along the spine, correlating with various aspects of human existence. They are understood to facilitate the flow of life force or "prana," promoting well-being when balanced. However, blockages can lead to disturbances.


Each chakra corresponds to specific organs, emotions, and spiritual qualities, with associated colours and symbols. Practices such as yoga and meditation aim to balance and heal these centres, fostering physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. While scientific validation is not there yet, many value chakra teachings for holistic health and self-awareness.



Afternoon Tea Food & Tea Pairing



Executive Chef George Scott-Toft has curated a unique and exclusive selection of dishes each designed to help guests balance and heal their chakras. From the grounding root chakra to the ethereal crown chakra, every dish and tea pairing is thoughtfully crafted to resonate with the body's energy centres, guiding you on a journey of self-discovery and holistic well-being. Additionally, expertly paired teas complement each dish, enhancing the chakra-balancing experience.



Root Chakra (Red)


  • Dish: Smoked Beetroot, Feta & Salted Almonds

  • Tea: 8 YRS Vintage Ripe PU'ER / British-Grown Jersey Black Tea


Indulge in the rich, balanced flavours of our 8 YRS Vintage Ripe Pu'er, authentically aged for a soothing texture and delicately sweet peach finish. This tea, with roots tracing back to ancient Chinese literature, holds a timeless heritage, historically traded between Chinese and Tibetan monks for its precious qualities. Our exclusive seventeen-year vintage Arbor Charm PU’Er, blended with leaves from Northern Yunnan, offers a unique and prized experience. Expertly crafted by our master blenders, this PU’Er tea pairs perfectly with the sweetness of beetroot, the tanginess of feta and the depth of salted almonds.



Sacral Chakra (Orange)


  • Dish: Yellowtail Tostada, Sweet Potato & Physalis

  • Tea: Saltoro Black Tea & Mango Blend


Discover the Saltoro Blend, inspired by the iconic Saltoro Mountain in the Kashmir region of Pakistan. This exceptional blend combines the renowned sweetness of Pakistani mango with Darjeeling black tea from the Rohini estate, Oolong Tea from Wuyi Mountain, and Wild Young Green Tea from Yunnan province. Enhanced with Osmanthus flower, orange sandalwood, white hibiscus, saffron, tonka bean, lemon, and lime, it promises a sophisticated flavour profile. Crafted from Indian and Chinese black teas with spices, our Saltoro Blend offers juicy mango and luxurious saffron strands, making it an ideal accompaniment to rich yellowtail and sweet potato.



Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow)


  • Dish: Jamon Iberico, Manchego & Mustard Aioli with Brioche Mini Bun

  • Tea: Cristallo White Tea & Peach Blend


Experience the delicate and refined flavour of our Cristallo Blend, a tribute to Mount Cristallo in Italy, overlooking the enchanting city of Venice. Inspired by the renowned Peach Bellini, this blend features prized Silver Needle white tea from the Fujian province, infused with Italian peaches, apples, yellow cornflowers, marigolds, pomegranates and Persian roses. With its sweet peachy aroma and subtle pomegranate undertones, Cristallo pairs perfectly with the lightness of brioche, the umami of Jason Iberia and the fiery flavour of mustard aioli.



Heart Chakra (Green)


  • Dish: Portland Crab, Avocado, Nasturtium & Plantain

  • Tea: British Grown Jersey Green Tea


Introducing British Grown Jersey Green Tea, crafted by the renowned family behind the Jersey Royal Potato. Hand-harvested in Jersey's mineral-rich terroir, our award-winning green tea boasts rich floral and sweet notes, pairing perfectly with light seafood, mild cheese, and milk chocolate. This rare tea benefits from a superb mineral-rich terroir and ideal weather conditions. With its rich floral and sweet notes, this exquisite tea pairs perfectly with light seafood, creamy avocado and sweet plantain.



Throat Chakra (Blue)


  • Dish: Blue Cheese Tart, Grapes, Guava Jam & Candied Pecan

  • Tea: Dusk Tea from Kate Moss’ COSMOSS collection


Indulge in our Dusk Tea, a beloved caffeine-free beverage celebrated worldwide for its soothing and calming properties. This elegant infusion features whole chamomile flowers, lemon balm, and butterfly pea flowers, offering a light and herbal flavour with a creamy finish. Chamomile, known for its anti-spasmodic and sedative properties, has been used medicinally for thousands of years to alleviate insomnia, stress, and anxiety. Enjoy the gentle blue hue of Dusk Tea as you savour its comforting aroma and flavour. Perfectly complementing creamy desserts and mild cheese, Dusk Tea is a delightful choice for a relaxing afternoon or evening indulgence.



Third Eye Chakra (Indigo)


  • Dish: Blueberry & Lemon Confit Financier

  • Tea: Blue Aurora


Experience Blue Aurora, a mesmerising colour-changing tea that shifts into a vibrant blue-purple elixir when hot water is added. This exquisite blend features Milky Oolong tea from Fujian, China, infused with candied lilac and mallow flower, which is rich in antioxidants. Indulge in its creamy, floral notes complemented by a touch of juicy sweet apple flavour. Perfectly paired with white chocolate and red fruit desserts, Blue Aurora promises a delightful culinary journey, embodying creamy, sweet, floral, and juicy sensations only complimented by the tanginess of lemon and the nectarous flavour of blueberries.



Crown Chakra (Violet/White)


  • Dish: Spiced Blackberry & Apple Choux Bun

  • Tea: Hibiscus & Rose


Our Hibiscus & Rose blend is a symphony of rich, juicy fruits with floral notes, carefully crafted from red berries and hibiscus shells sourced from our personally selected gardens. Infused with organic rose, this blend boasts a wealth of antioxidants, including ellagic acid and vitamin C, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. With its bright scarlet liquor and enticing soft fruity notes, our Hibiscus & Rose infusion perfectly complements the airy flair of choux and sweet depth of blackberries, offering a harmonious balance of flavours.



Our Offer


To encourage this journey of self-care and spiritual growth, enjoy a special 30% off until 29th June 2024. Reserve now at YOPO for this opportunity to treat yourself, nurture your spirit and deepen your understanding of the Seven Chakras.


Join us at The Mandrake for an immersive experience that transcends the ordinary, guiding you towards true alignment and deeper self-awareness. Make a reservation today and embark on this unique journey within.

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