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7 Special Easter Afternoon Teas From North to South Lent is the period of forty days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. It is traditionally a time of fasting and reflection upon the life and death of Jesus. For some, Lent is a 40 day period of giving up chocolate, caffeine, sugar or something else after Pancake Day. However, whether you managed to make it through Lent...Read More

Afternoon Tea in London, Cumbria or Harrogate!

Afternoon Tea in London, Cumbria, Harrogate! Marvellous Menus for a Memorable Mother’s Day This Sunday marks the 31st of March marks Mothering Sunday in the UK. Mothering Sunday is a celebration held to honour mums and maternal figures. Yet traditionally, the original event had nothing to do with mothers at all and it was a day for Christians to visit their ‘mother’ church. In the...Read More

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7 Ways to do Valentines Day in 7 Different Cities

7 Ways To Do Valentine’s Day In 7 Different Cities According to statistics, Brits spend about £1.5bn on Valentine’s Day each year. Yet 46.8%* of people who receive a Valentine’s gift don’t like them. So why not ditch the gift and create a memorable experience instead? Frankly, there’s no better way to do that than treating your loved ones to afternoon tea. So this...Read More

The Twelve Days of Tea

The Twelve Days of Tea In honour of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” we have decided to explore The Twelve Most Expensive Types of Tea in the world, just in case you needed any tea-related inspiration for your letters to Santa Clause this year. On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me twelve Gyokuros steeping… 11 Poo’s infusing 10 Imperials from Darjeeling 9...Read More

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Teatime, High Tea, Low Tea and Afternoon Tea – Know the Difference

Picture Credit Wikmedia Commons: China World Hotel Beijing Although the discovery of tea is attributed to China, Britain has achieved worldwide fame for its tea traditions and the different types can be somewhat confusing. If you don’t know your high from your low or your pies from your petit fours, there is no need to fret. Read on and we will reveal the highs and lows of taking tea in...Read More

Billy’s Coffee Co

Billys Coffee Co is a local supplier based in the Midlands. We supply an extensive range of coffee equipment, gourmet coffees and consumables. Due to the high demand for quality coffee throughout the UK we supply into many different sectors such as leisure, catering, business and industry. Our approach to coffee is simple, we wish to supply our partners with the latest technology and quality...Read More

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The History and Etiquette of Afternoon Tea

“Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well”. Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield Afternoon tea, that rather quintessential English tradition, is actually surprisingly new. Whilst the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s, it was not until the mid-19th century that the concept of ‘afternoon...Read More

Short staffed- Good or bad excuse for poor service?

How many times have you been into a cafe, restaurant or hotel and received poor/bad customer service and been told ‘sorry, we’re short staffed’? Is it an acceptable excuse? Is it the customer’s fault that they have a staffing issue? I often wonder why they share their issues with the customer. They don’t charge you less however they expect you to accept a lower standard of...Read More

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Twenty Fascinating Facts and Tea Trivia

Tea anyone? Tea, the quintessentially British drink has been with us for over 350 years. In fact we Brits consume a whopping 150 million cups a day. However, the story of tea actually begins in China. According to legend in 2737 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was relaxing in the shade of a tree while his servant boiled some drinking water. In a twist of fate, some leaves from the tree...Read More

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