Our Philosophy

It revives and relaxes, energises and empathises.  It has three letters, but sounds like one. Tea – we love it! And we’re really excited to share this passion with you.

At The Berry Tea Shop we are dedicated to leading the rediscovery of a 'proper cup of tea' and to inspire our customers toward a peaceful and fulfilling lifestyle - to encourage them to slow down, pay attention and take pleasure in the simple things.  

We believe that tea is not just a beverage but a way of life, and a beautiful way of life it is! It is the perfect prescription for our tense, overdriven, uptight world.  Many people today are living a “coffee-crazed” lifestyle - grabbing a coffee on the run for that adrenalin kick to get them through the day.  Sitting down to a cup of tea is the perfect way to step back and savour life as it should be lived, moment by moment.

Tea brings people together and has a beautiful sense of warmth and hospitality.  Sitting and chatting with a few good friends over a pot of tea brings pleasure and joy. There is also an important ritual around tea - you are boiling the kettle, putting the leaves in the pot and letting it steep and, in our busy lives, it is something that brings us back to the present, even if just for 15 minutes a day. 

"The Way of Tea is based on the simple act of boiling water, making tea, offering it to others, and drinking of it ourselves.  Served with a respectful heart and received with gratitude, a bowl of tea satisfies both physical and spiritual thirst", writes Urasenke, grand tea master of Sen Soshitsu XV

We invite you to come and share some tea with us...

Paulina & Cliff Collier

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