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The English Cream Tea Company – freshly prepared afternoon cream tea and picnic hamper boxes
I started the English Cream Tea Company, recognising that it’s not always possible for everyone to travel to a great hotel, with the idea that a really super English Cream Tea could come to them instead.
Hello, Im Jane Malyon, founder of THE ENGLISH CREAM TEA COMPANYTM
As a child, Id long for the weekend walk to Chigwell shops with my father and the ritual of choosing cakes in Kistrucks Bakery! Id be entrusted to carry the ribboned box home, after which sandwiches would be made, prawns peeled and the kettle put on in readiness. With the fire set, wed gather in the living room with copious cups of tea to enjoy family time and afternoon tea. BLISS.
I started the English Cream Tea Company, with the idea that a really super English Cream Tea could come to your door. Not just some jam or clotted cream arriving by post, but the real London hotel-style experience, from the dainty sandwiches to the assorted cakes, scones, jam, cream, all prepared just for you and delivered, chilled, to your door! Our next step, with the help of a small grant from Defra and the EU, was to develop the little barn in our grounds into The Sconery – a packing and packaging department!
After that, we set to work on creating products suitable for posting (not just courier gifts) as well as creating a series of etiquette films, particularly for overseas friends who seem to be fascinated with ou