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Luxury sparkling tea brand Saicho is hosting the ultimate Chinese New Year feast this week… and it comes with a free London hotel stay

Saicho's luxury sparkling tea

If you’re looking for the ultimate dining experience to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in luxury this week, look no further: we’ve found the best way to welcome the Year of the Tiger in style. 

On 1 February 2022 for one night only, hip East London destination hotel The Gantry will be the place to be as it hosts a special Chinese New Year dinner in partnership with high-end sparkling tea brand, Saicho. Guests will enjoy an exclusive Chinese-inspired pairing menu alongside Saicho’s new rare sparkling tea, Eight Immortals, which hails from China’s Guangdong province.

8 Immortals tea by Saicho
The rare Eight Immortals tea by Saicho

Available from 7pm-9pm, the specially curated menu will feature an array of Chinese delights, including  Hubei sticky rice pearl pork meatballs, and Ginger scallion seabass, steamed in banana leaf with chiyan lake salt & Szechuan pepper served with steamed rice and bok choi. For something sweet, guests can conclude with the Tiger tangerine chalice, grand citrus jelly, or  hot stone mango, amongst others. 

The king deluxe suite at The Gantry hotel, East London
The king deluxe suite at The Gantry hotel, East London

Meanwhile, Saicho’s new sparkling tea – fast becoming one of our favourite alternatives to alcohol – pays homage to the legendary myth of the Eight Immortals, revered in Chinese art and literature spanning back to the Ming dynasty. Designed to be served in a champagne glass and enjoyed chilled, this rare tea boasts aromas of nectarine, ginger, sweet baking spices, and confit peach – and most importantly, will provide the perfect way to toast the Lunar New Year. 

What’s particularly exciting about this exclusive offer is that after dinner, guests will be able to simply retreat to their room to relax, with an overnight stay in one of The Gantry’s luxurious rooms coming totally complimentary – based on a minimum dinner spend of £64.50 per person, for two people. The hotel itself offers 5-star rated rooms usually priced upwards of £125, which are renowned for their stunning views and impressive contemporary design. Whether you’ve been looking forward to a London staycation or simply fancy enjoying a beautiful dinner before retreating to a plush room for the evening, there’s no better night to do it. 

To book, visit here or here, pre-payment is required and terms and conditions apply, the minimum spend is £64.50 per person in order to redeem the complimentary room. The comp room package is for two people sharing and is only available on 1st February 2022.  

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