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POP SHOP! is here! Shop our teas!

POP SHOP! is live! Shop our teas! It's been a long time coming! When we started this transition from "Travelling Afternoon Tea with a Twist" to our own store, our main priorities were going to be our teas and confectionery - after all, it's what we're about - consumable gifts for loved ones and pretty and practical opportunities to treat yourself. 

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Spotlight On: Zam-Buk & Houdini - The First 'Celeb' Endorsement?!

Hi all! How's the weather where you are?! We want our little corner of the Internet to be carefully curated to stock something for everything - quirky, reliable and here when you need us whether it's for you, your home or your mates.  We recently chatted with a first-time customer, and were so happy to hear that we stocked something she could no longer find anywhere else, that helped her immensely in her daily routine. As Mom (Brummie over here!) says "I've got something for that!" - and that 's what we're aiming for! Case in point: Zam Buk. Have you heard of it before?  We stock the antiseptic ointment in its 90ml tube, and we use it ourselves! Thought...

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Finding Contentment at Home, Magical Gardens & Organised Spaces!

Hello! I hope this post finds you well! A lot seems to have changed since we last spoke (including the opening of the beer garden!) and we hope you're all continuing to adjust to life as it evolves over the next few weeks. I don't know about you, but instead of climbing the walls, I'm really okay with not going back to 'normal'. In fact, I think I've found my new normal, and I really hope it's going to continue to involve many, many plants, endless cups of tea on our new garden bench (with the warmer weather to accompany it!) and long catch-ups with friends and loved ones, savoured over tea and treats on the lawn (until it's too...

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Easter Is Almost Here! Lighter Nights And New Routines!

Hello! I hope you're all well and enjoying the first signs of Spring! (We know the UK weather can be a little temperamental this time of year, but we'd like to think full time Spring is just around the corner!) and with the clocks going forward this Sunday, it marks a shift into what we hope are brighter days ahead, both physically and mentally (Autumn is my forever fave time of year, but there is a special place in my heart for Spring. Daffodils, pastels, lighter nights...) and obviously for those of you among us who are Religious, this time of year is about way more than the Easter Bunny! We never really got on board with the whole New...

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Stock Up On Provisions For Spring!

"Deep sleeps the Winter, Cold, wet and grey; Surely all the world is dead; Spring is far away. Wait! the world shall waken; It is not dead, for lo, The Fair Maids of February Stand in the snow!" ‘The Snowdrop Fairy’ - Cicely Mary Barker. They're here! The first signs of Spring. Traditionally a symbol of less positive omens (the Victorians didn't like them in the house, their worst-case scenario was death!) we've spotted our first snowdrops on our walks! Now often seen as a symbol of hope due to the fact that it is often the first to flower at the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring, we can't help but appreciate a sign that there are...

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