Sunday, 31 May 2015

Terry's Tea and The Open Streets Launch Party

We captured some great videos of the day, unfortunately the files are too large to put on the blog, however you can view them through our Terry's Tea Facebook Page

Friday, 29 May 2015

Stall set up

In preparation for Saturday's Launch party we have set the stall up, we now need to dress it and create a fourty's themed set up that suits the packaging, as previous we will be using the brown leather suitcases, we have decided to unpick some coffee sacks to make our drapes and table cloth.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Preperation for the Launch Party

With Saturday looming, we have spent the Bank Holiday weekend getting organised for Saturday.

The shop will be open for breakfast as normal until 11am.

As this is the first Open Streets London event, this to a certain degree is an unknown quantity in regards to numbers, we are going set up a Terry's Tea stall outside the shop against the back wall of the old Winchester pub, where Old Lenny used to sell the Evening Standard in the 80s and 90s, one very dapper Old Gentleman, for those that remember Great Suffolk St back then will know exactly who we are talking about, although the area has gone through a lot of changes certain characters will never be forgotten, Lenny was one such character.

Back to the job in hand, the front of the shop will be transformed Natty will be playing behind the pig's trough, Viv the Spiv and Harry the Hack will be doing their thing in amongst the crowd,  the tables and chairs will be rearranged to allow for a bit of dancing, we have bought an old market stall and in our own unique style we are going to use what we can from the garages to create a 1940s style stall, free samples will be available and all the blends will be available to buy.

There is just the slight matter of clearing two garages, as the old man always taught us, "use what you have got boys, keep the overheads down" so with that thought in mind we set about clearing the garages, an accumulation of antiquities, images, furniture either from the old house at Peel rd or just picked up along the way, whilst sorting through we decided that we will also open up behind the shop and pull a few bit's out make a little quirky reclamation area where people can have a browse, we will put a few price tags on various bits, seems fitting seeing as Austin is named after the old man's favourite haunt Austin's of Peckham, the original reclamation yard/antique shop.

There will be Manze's Pie and Mash and Afternoon Tea and cakes available as well as hand made sausage rolls, jacket potatoes and sandwiches.

Public seating area.. 

We are going to create a public seating area behind the Old Winchester pub car park with three pop up gazebos some outside catering tables and benches, a little area where families can sit eat their own food, change a nappy do a feed, or just take a time out, with our own little Yardley, Master Finley, now on the loose, we now know how important a little area like this is for families, our Mum must of had a nightmare keeping us three in check.

Sea Shipment has arrived, the great unveiling

The great unveiling

Time for a cup of London's Noted.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Our very First web sale

We have made our first web sale through the present London website, A box of Earl Grey. A mile stone for us here at Terry's Tea.

Time for a nice cup of London's Noted.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Social Media Links

You can find us on various social Media networks:

You can follow us on Twitter: @terrys_tea

Like or Poke us on Facebook: Terry's tea

or just have a look on: Flickr: terrys_tea

Friday, 15 May 2015

Domain Names

We have secured the domain names we wanted for Terry's Tea, and , we have started designing the website.

The idea being to merge the Terry's cafe website with the new Terry's Tea website.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Open Streets, Street Party in Great Suffolk St, London SE1 30th May 2015, Terry's Afternoon Tea Launch party at Terry's Cafe

For the first time in London, Open Streets have secured Great Suffolk St for a day on the 30th May, we have taken this opportunity to organise a launch party for Terry's Tea. 

Natty Bo will be djing and hopefully the jazz swing dancers will follow in toe.......

All details and maps:

Dear Friend of Open Streets,

Following consultation with Southwark Council, local businesses and residents, we are happy to announce that London’s first Open Streets is coming to Great Suffolk St in May.

Open Streets is about connecting people and places, and boosting local businesses. Born 40 years ago in Latin America, hundreds of Open Streets events take place every year in cities across Europe, Africa and the USA, where they have inspired permanent urban change.

On Sat May 30th, Great Suffolk St will be closed to motor traffic between 11h00 and 16h00 from Southwark St to Toulmin St so that adults and children can safely play, walk, bike, run, shop, eat, or just sit, listen to music and relax. Southwark St and Southwark Bridge Rd will remain open to traffic and the junction with Great Suffolk St will be marshalled.

There will be a variety of activities on offer in the Fitness, Relaxation, Arts, Kids and Cycling zones, and we’ll share more details shortly. The event itself and all the activities are free.
Local resident? Make sure you put Sat May 30th in your calendar and come down and enjoy the fun. If you would like to offer to help, or suggest a new activity, please contact us through our website at

Run a local business? Good news! There will be several thousand extra visitors on the day, so stock up, staff up and spread out on to the street to maximize your presence. We really want local firms to feel part of and to benefit from Open Streets, so do contact us if you would like to discuss opportunities.
If you are a car owner, please do not park on Great Suffolk St on Sat May 30th. There will be plenty of advance warning signs nearby. Take a look at the route map overleaf.

You can email us or sign up to our newsletter at if you would like us to update you as the event draws nearer - or you can follow us on Twitter @OpenStreetsLDN.
We look forward to welcoming you to London’s first Open Streets! 

Best wishes,

The Open Streets Team

Open Streets is presented by the Open Streets Trust (registered charity No. 1158194) in association with Living Streets, supported by Southwark Council, with thanks to Lush Cosmetics
Email: Web: Twitter: @OpenStreetsLDN

Terry's Tea now available to buy on the Present London Website

While we transform the website to incorporate Terry's Tea payments and postage, we have managed to get Terry's Tea on the present London website, All four blends are now available to buy online at

English Breakfast

Earl Grey

Green Tea and Jasmine