Well tea is a good start but after visiting a lot of teashops I got to wondering what we all like about our sanctuary that is the classic brewhouse.
For me I like to see a good selection of drinks. There has to be a bit more than a pot of PG Tips. Nothing wrong with PG at all but I like to see a choice of classic teas and different flavours too. Loose leaf or bags and a decaf option too.
If not in the mood for tea (I know who is not in the mood?) I do fancy a coffee so I like to see all the different ways of purchasing coffee. Probably still go for a latte but I want to see loads of syrups that I can have in it. Love the syrup and sugar free if I'm feeling like I don't want to blow the diet. Decaf option there too, I do like a proper coffee but sometimes the blends are a bit strong.
We need soft drinks for those who don't like to indulge in a brew and hot chocolates and milkshakes for the younger teashop visitors. Preferably with the biggest selection of chocolate sprinkles and marshmallows if possible. Unicorns seem to be making a great theme at the moment for a junior soft brew, so imaginative and I do love fairytales and magic, it just makes everyone happy.
Good sweet cakes, teacakes and scones are very necessary in a teashop with an added choice of toast too. All with proper butter, jams, marmalades and marmite.....yes I'm a lover of the yeasty extract. Biscuits or should I say cookies are nice too if not in the mood for cake. I need to see gluten free goodies and not just a brownie no no no!! I want to be able to eat what everyone eats too.
Does that all sound a bit demanding? No of course not. Most teashops offer most of these options nowadays. The big request is the thing you can't buy but definitely deserves a tip and thats 'a good service'. Apart from the surroundings being clean and fresh food on offer we all need a friendly smiley face. This my lovely teashop fans is the one thing that will probably make one more likely to return to an establishment.
So next time you go to a teashop, coffee-house or cafe ask yourself did you get everything you wanted. If you've been to a place numerous times then what made you return? There are a lot of teashops around now and all doing really well so we have become a society of brew guzzlers and it has to be one part of the economy I don't mind at all helping out.
Let me know where you're favourite place is to grab a brew and a slice of cake. For now though take care of yourselves and join me again tomorrow for What to Buy Wednesday.
8/5/2018 08:14:38 pm
Sue from the Brew
8/5/2018 08:37:17 pm
Thank you so much for your comment. It sounds as though I really need to get to Ludlow, those scones sounds fabulous! I have been to The Potting Shed but not been the Meynell Langley yet. Next on my list as well as the Tearoom at Tutbury.
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