Where it all started...
Inspired by the ritual of tea and the charm of British tea shops...
During a visit back to visit Cliff’s family in the UK in 2008, the pair fell in love with the little tea shops in the English countryside towns they visited and decided that they would love to open their own iteration in Berry, bringing to the township the calming and slow ritual of tea.
“I feel like a cup of tea brings comfort to the drinker and has a beautiful sense of warmth and hospitality about it. I love when people pop around and the first thing you ask them you ask is “Would you like a cup of tea?”” - Paulina
The Berry Tea Shop celebrates their love of all things tea and the very British tradition of sitting down to a good cuppa (preferably with a nice bit of cake!).
And so it begins..
The Berry Tea Shop sources its ingredients from Australia and around the world to create their own blends, something that they are very proud of. When they started the business they were surprised how many suppliers were selling teas with artificial or “nature-identical” ingredients, which is something they wanted to stay away from. They saw their collection being more traditional, with natural and organic ingredients, so their customers can enjoy the health benefits from their daily cuppa.
They also stock a curated collection of beautiful teawares from around the world, including Emma Bridgewater, Cristina Re Designs, Kinto, Robert Gordon and many more. In addition to their teawares, you will find a range of accessories, gifts, dessert cookbooks, and more!
The Berry Tea Shop cafe experience...
“It’s so nice to see friends catching up over tea; Grandmas and their little grandchildren sharing some tea and cake together; or little ones coming in after school for tea and a cup cake. It makes us so happy and has given us a wonderful connection to the local community.” - Paulina
Cliff and Paulina’s favourite daily tea...
“My absolute favourite is Madame Grey, our version of Lady Grey – a lovely refreshing, citrusy blend - which I enjoy in the afternoon. I also love our Deluxe South Breakfast Tea in the morning, it really hits the spot! At night, I enjoy a cup of Digestive with a square of dark chocolate (the perfect combo). When I’m in the shop, I love to have something different – an Oolong or Jasmine Green.” - Paulina
“I love a Deluxe South Coast Breakfast with the missus in the morning. I’m trying to reduce my caffeine consumption at the moment so I’m not drinking as much black tea. I’m really enjoying Turmeric Tonic right now.” - Cliff