an eteaket Tea Room Update

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We wanted to update you on some changes at eteaket tea.

We’ve had an incredible 15 years in our city centre location but with the increasing difficulties for businesses post-Covid and after careful consideration, we’ve taken the decision to not renew the lease on our Tea Room premises in Edinburgh.

Since the pandemic, Brexit, the cost of living crisis and the energy crisis, the hospitality world, especially in city centres, has fundamentally shifted. As a business, eteaket has also fundamentally shifted and the time is right to focus on our core business of empowering people to pause, rebalance and thrive in the 3 minutes it takes to brew an awesome cup of tea.

If you’d like to visit our Tea Room once last time, Frederick St will remain open until 5pm on Saturday 30 September 2023.

Rest assured, our online, trade and events business is still very much thriving and we’re more passionate than ever to empower people to pause, re-balance and thrive in the 3 minutes it takes to brew your tea.

We’re so very grateful to have had the experiences and learnings from the last 15 years that we’ve been running our tea room. We’ve had some wonderful times, worked with so many amazing team members and suppliers and had the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world. We’re super grateful to ever single team member and supplier for their hard work and dedication over the years and to every single customer that has come through our door.

One of the reasons tea continues to be the second most consumed drink in the world next only to water is its ability to connect people. It has been a great privilege to have shared in some of these moments over the years from birthday parties and baby showers to long lost reunions.

By making this decision, we now have the flexibility to work with more businesses and to hold space for unique tea events all over Edinburgh and the UK, including in our tea events space in 121 Giles St, Leith. We look forward to continuing our journey together at various pop-ups, events, online and through our trade partners.

As a thank you, for all your wonderful support, we’d like to give you a discount code for online shopping, so you can continue to enjoy your favourite teas. The code (THANKYOU) is valid at until end October 2023.

Sometimes you need to be brave, trust your instincts and take a leap of faith. That’s what we did 15 years ago and the time is right to do it again. Thank you so very much for your support and understanding as eteaket evolves.

All bookings that are affected have or will be contacted imminently.

For unredeemed Afternoon Tea gift vouchers please post to eteaket, 121 Giles St, Edinburgh EH6 6BZ along with your email address and contact number and we’ll ensure you receive online store credit of the same value.