June 1, 2012
We love a good tea party at Yorkshire Tea and this Jubilee weekend looks set to be jam-packed with them. We’ve teamed up with the National Trust to support tea parties and keep the tea flowing on their properties all over the UK this weekend. They’re open to the public too, so click here to find the tea party nearest you.
We’ve already been warming the pot and getting tea party started!
Now we all know that Little Urn is a great little mover. He’s nimble on his tires and turns on a sixpence. It’s just as well considering where he was last Saturday. Little Urn and his Brew Crew for the day – tea experts Suzy and Henry – love travelling to far-flung places, but this week they were keeping it local by appearing at a rather special charity event in Armley, Leeds… ‘Teapots & Twirls’.
Last year, tea-potty Jules won a visit from Little Urn in a competition we ran but for one reason or another (Little Urn going to America, then recuperating at the mechanics afterwards, for one) he didn’t make his guest appearance till just this week.
The lovely Jules does a lot of great work for local charities and had the idea of putting on a tea dance – a proper retro one. She pulled together her ‘Teapots & Twirls’ line-up of swing and blues band the ‘Leeds City Stompers’, together with her dancing friend Tessa and her Andrews Sisters tribute band ‘The Honeybirds’. Jules handmade 50 metres of bunting, then rounded up an army of cake-bakers and raffle prize-donators. Someone even concocted a special teapot cocktail of Yorkshire Tea, apricot jam and gin! That certainly got the party swinging.
Trainee tea buyer Henry summed the day up perfectly: “It was a fantastic event with a real community and fun vibe to it. There was a great atmosphere, lovely weather, plenty of jiving and tea sipping. Jules was over the moon with Little Urn being there.”
A great time was had and ‘Teapots & Twirls’ raised a much-needed £512 for The Prince Of Wales Hospice in Pontefract that cares for people with life-limiting illness and their families.
Jules, you’re a diamond – we raise our teacups to you, and everyone else that made it happen.
If any fellow Yorkshire Tea lovers could throw a little something in the charity’s pot, that would be rather lovely too.