Talk Of Tea was created in 2012 out of a simple concept; to open people’s eyes to the wide selection of tea that is out there. Although a teabag might be a quick and simple way of enjoying the world’s most popular drink, there is a whole world of different teas to explore. With literally thousands of tea-growing regions, estates, blends, herbal and fruit infusions, we stock only a tiny fraction, but we have chosen samples from across the spectrum to give a representative of some of the choicest teas and some of our personal favorites. The idea was to create the right ambiance to enjoy tea with nice music and comfortable surroundings. We are always up for a friendly chat, hence the name-choice, ‘Talk of Tea’. We would like to encourage visitors to talk to each other, to us, about tea or anything they wish. Many have said that it feels like being in their own living room when they walk in to Talk of Tea, and this is exactly what we are hoping to create.
Another reason for the project, was the abundance of coffee shops springing up on every corner. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good cup of coffee and we use very tasty Small Batch coffee beans at the Tea House. But, lately, we found that as a supposed nation of tea drinkers, we have allowed ourselves to be taken over with coffee without even really realising it! So, we at Talk of Tea, are bringing back tea and showing that you do not have to live life in a rush. Come and relax, take 20 minutes, have a nice pot of tea with a freshly made sandwich, some delicious home-made cakes or scones, reduce your heart rate, revive your senses, you deserve it!