SpecialiTea, new tea bar in Exeter, Devon
SpecialiTea Limited, a leading specialist online tea-retailer, announces the opening-launch of its first Tea Bar in Exeter, Devon.
The new tea bar, at 6 South Street, is among the first of its kind in the UK and the first physical outlet for the online retailer. Offering over 40 fine loose-leaf teas, brewed to perfection, to drink in or take-away, SpecialiTea Bar is a tea-lover’s dream.
All the teas are sourced from independent growers participating in the Ethical Tea Partnership – an alliance of growers and packers working to improve the sustainability of the tea sector – and available online or in the new outlet in South Street, along with a range of glass-teapots and other accessories for making the perfect cup every time.
Tavistock-based businessman Matt Fletcher, founder and Managing Director of SpecialiTea Ltd, said the opening of the South Street Tea-Bar marked the next stage of the business’ expansion:
“Our plan was always to create a strong online presence first, to make sure there really was a market for the range of different teas we offer. We soon found that, with people’s growing interest in health and well-being, there was a booming demand. The next step was to open a tea-bar, so that people can drop in and enjoy perfectly brewed high quality tea whilst relaxing in the tea bar or to enable them to take advantage of our unique ‘T2Go’ take-away service. Opening the tea bar also allowed us the opportunity to implement an innovative child friendly area which allows parents to enjoy their well deserved respite, whilst the children are entertained with colourful toys in the secure ‘Little Leaves Area’. We hope this is the first of many SpecialiTea Bars across the South West and the rest of the UK.”
In many ways, Exeter is a perfect location as there is still a strong association with Devon Cream Tea. However, times have moved on and you’ll find no age-encrusted tea-pots, or “brews” to stand a spoon in.
“We’re trying to re-educate the market and explain that there’s no such thing as a ‘normal’ cup of tea,” Fletcher added. “We’ve got a huge range of green, oolong, white and black teas, from Silver Needle to Yunnan Gold and all points in between. They’re all normal in different parts of the world. We also offer Rooibos, caffeine free fruit & herbal infusions. We blend, pack and label our ethically sourced teas by hand in Devon so that our customers are sure that the brew they drink is of the highest quality and they can find their own perfect cup of tea.”