The Black Swan
This upmarket Yorkshire hotel is a good place to sample a first-flush Darjeeling, the champagne of teas, or a flowering tea, says Tonia. 'Some of these are all ‘fur coat and no knickers', but their osmanthus, with its peach-sharp refreshing flavours, is delicate and interesting. Beautiful hand-made choccies and pâtisserie complete the experience.'
Where Market Place, Helmsley, Yorkshire (01439 770466; blackswan-helmsley.co.uk).