We've always thought Stylist magazine smart, savvy and brimming with taste. Hot off the press the current issue includes a fine feature, A High Time for Tea, that says tea is 'the new coffee' and plucks our Assam out as pick of the black teas!
We love to partner with nice people and great places, and today we launch a fine tea menu with fabulous London restaurants The Folly, The Refinery, The Parlour, The Anthologist and The Drift. We've also created an exclusive English Breakfast blend available only in these fine establishments. Great to see them 'getting loose', and hope you can come and see us there soon.
As the brilliant Movember prepares to kick off tomorrow, we'd like to raise a cup to their efforts. This cup in fact...
Find out more about Movember at http://uk.movember.com/
We've dropped our Lapsang Souchong prices by 15% for the month to help all those dapper heroes enjoy a smoky sup.
Hope it goes well chaps.
We're very excited to add a new flavour black tea to the range - Tiramisu tea - a UK exclusive. It's an all natural fermented tea with caramel and cocoa truly reminiscent of the classic Italian dessert. It's the pick me up of teas!
We got into a conversation recently about famous scenes of tea in film. Classics and contemporary, there have been loads of scenes of supping, some incidental, others integral and important to the plot. Let us know what we've missed and the best three suggestions will recieve a free packet of English Breakfast or Rooibos with Cherry!
Mary Poppins - the famous floating afternoon tea scene.
Toy Story - Hannah serves tea to Buzz
Alice In Wonderland - the Mad Hatter and his dancing teapots
Brief Encounter - the heart wrinching finale in Milton Junction station tea rooms
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - the amazing opening tea room action scene
A Beautiful Mind - John Nash discovers he is to recieve the Nobel Peace Prize over a cup of tea
Can you think of some more classic starring moments for the humble leaf?
We're really delighted to be up and running online!
It's been about a year since we decided to set up a fine tea company that would be very different to others. A bit bored by the slightly earnest, almost patronising approach we found in other places, we decided to bring high quality tea to everyone in a way that would be simple, kind on the eye, and unpretentious.
We started with sourcing magnificent product and we're very proud of what we found.
Next came design - we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the brilliant people at http://www.clinic.co.uk/
We love their work, always have. In our view they are the finest design and marketing company in the UK. We'd absolutely recommend them to anyone small, medium, gigantic.
For six months we've also been popping up at various markets. We started off on a tiny table in Tanner St SE1, where we made lots of friends and got spotted by The Evening Standard:
Since then we've also taken Sparrow to Brick Lane's Upmarket, Pimlico, via The Barbican and Real Food Markets and have been slowly spreading the word, selling our Teas. This will continue in the year ahead, although there's only two of us so it may be more of a pop-up approach! We'll keep you posted on blog, newsletter, social networks.
Thanks for reading up on our early adventures.
More news soon!