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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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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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The 5 Love Languages & How They Could Help You This Christmas!

Hello! We hope you're managing to take some time for yourself this festive season. As we know, December flies by so quickly, and it's easy to become burned out without realising! Since the launch of our Christmas Shop, we've been discussing Christmas shopping this year in general. As a shop, you'd think we'd be trying to sell all the items we can, but in all honesty, it's not all that we're about! Sure our purpose is to gift good quality items from our home to yours, but this year things may look a little different - and we think that this might be a slight silver lining to all this madness. The irony of Black Friday after Thanksgiving is not...

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Where We've Been This Week! "Award-Winning Birmingham Business Launches Online Gift Store"

Hello! We hope you're staying safe and well! It's been another really exciting week for us since our launch! Not only has our Christmas Shop been open for business as we're now a week closer to the big day! (thank you to everybody who has continued to support us during this time!) but we've also been featured across the Internet! We know it isn't a UK thing, but we're feeling quite thankful this Thanksgiving Week! First of all, our Lead Designer Dan's company BEYONDESIGN featured our fresh new branding over on their company LinkedIn which was super exciting! In his weekly review, they chose to talk about our new look and the change of direction as a whole during these crazy...

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