When what you're looking for is a nice cup of Rosie Lee...
GreatTea.co.uk has but one purpose in life: to make it easier for you to find a decent cup of tea! The traditional British teashop, whilst not quite a thing of the past, is increasingly under threat from global coffee-house chains like Starbuck's, Costa Coffee, Caffe Nero... well, you get the idea. And whilst these all sell tea - in some cases, even a half-decent cup - you won't find any of them on here. No, no... for this is a personally researched and independent review of the finer tea shops of the land, providing great tea in great surroundings, with great service!
For a teashop to find its way on here, it has to satisfy a number of pretty exacting criteria. These are they:
There has been a bit of thought put into the site design too. Specifically, this guide should always have:
All sounds good, doesn't it? The downside of all this is that because I have to do the research myself, the number of great tea locations at first will be small, and will only grow slowly. Not only that, there will inevitably be some geographical bias. I just can't get round the whole country quickly enough! But I will in time, so check back often...
Now I should point out that this website is not a commercial exercise, but a labour of love. However, it does cost, and not just my time by actual money too! So, if you want to help out, you can by making a donation to Great Tea through PayPal, as per the link below. Thanks.
Now go and put the kettle on, grab a nice biscuit or two, and prepare to start your search for great tea!