Wizard themed bar conjures up new 'magical' afternoon tea experience

Harry Potter-themed bar the Cauldron has conjured up a new interactive ‘Wizard Afternoon Tea’ Experience ahead of reopening its doors next week.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 4:45 pm

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As part of the immersive experience at the New Town venue, customers get a working magic wand to brew teas and interact with an experimental cake stand topped with a pulsing dragon egg.

In a twist on traditional Afternoon Tea, food provided includes sand-witches, Elven scones wrapped in banana leaves, freeze-dried Skittles, and éclairs with mini pipettes filled with chocolate sauce. produced using a style known as molecular gastronomy, transforming food with creative techniques.

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Customers get a wand to brew up a magical tea

When guests arrive they select their working, illuminated wand and enjoy their Wizard Afternoon Tea Experience at a magic wand-interactive tea tree, which is decked with tasty treats.

The magic wand is also used to open a locked puzzle box containing the ingredients needed to brew flavourful teas. The Experience encourages tea experimentation with different loose-leaf tea and flower varieties, which are crushed with pestle and mortar and timed with extra-large tea timers.

There’s an option for adults with the Arcane Wizard’s Tea Experience and kids get the Little Wizard’s Afternoon Tea with child-sized portions. There are also vegan and gluten-free options available.

Once government regulations allow alcohol to be served, guests will be able to add a glass of bubbly, cocktails dispensed via magic wand from the mouth of a unicorn, or a Cauldron signature molecular potion.

The Wizard Afternoon Tea Experience comes from The Cauldron Co., the same “magicineers” behind the city’s well-known wizard-inspired cocktail experience, The Cauldron Potions Experience. And creators say it’s completely covid-19 safe.

The bar, hidden beneath Frederick Street, is an immersive experience combining science and technology with magic and fantasy. It first opened in the capital as a temporary pop-up bar in autumn 2019.

The company, which also has venues in London, New York has also just launched a crowdfunded investment campaign, Equity For Magic, raising investment to help the business expand its make-believe immersive experiences to more people.

Wizard’s Afternoon Tea will be open from April 26, 2021. Tickets cost £34.99 for the Arcane Wizard’s Tea and £19.99 for the Little Wizard’s Afternoon Tea.

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