Tea is the new coffee, according to TV foodie Oliver Peyton, who treated VIP guests, including Brighton and Hove Mayor Cllr Denise Cobb, to a ‘tutored tea tasting and cake matching’ event to launch the Pavilion Tea Company by Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Gift Shop.
“Tea is better for your health than coffee, it has a slower and longer-lasting pick me up quality and there is huge variety of flavour to suit every time of day or occasion or to match any meal or snack,” said Oliver Peyton, owner of Peyton & Byrne which caters the Royal Pavilion Estate and The Dome.
The newly-opened Pavilion Tea Company sells over 40 varieties of loose leaf tea, daintily packaged to take away, or you can sit and enjoy your choice of cuppa with a tantalising selection of cakes and light meals, with expert advice from the team’s knowledgeable and welcoming team.
“We have brought our own in house tea experts to Brighton to train our team of staff and they were able to help our guests through the range of tea tastes available. Their expertise and service is second to none, so we encourage people to call in and meet them.”
The tiny tea room, which has walls adorned with attractive wooden tea caddies and drawers will be open 9am to 6pm daily.

The room is also available for booking as a venue in the evenings, with Peyton Events. See www.peytonandbyrne.co.uk