Hardeep Singh Kohli, the popular writer, presenter and broadcaster was in Market Square this afternoon filming segments about the great British cuppa (that’s tea to the uninitiated) for BBC1’s The One Show that will air this July.
Hardeep asked members of the public to decide whether the ‘builder’s brew’ was better than traditional teas from India and China.
Why Ely, it’s not renowned as a place of pilgrimage for a cup of tea is it? Well, you may be surprised to learn that a tearoom in Ely was awarded the UK Tea Councilâ€™s elite Top Tea Place 2007 award, alongside The Dorchester in London who won the Top London Afternoon Tea award. The tearoom in Ely is Peacock’s Tearoom, located at 65 Waterside, Ely.
Irene Gorman, The Head of The Tea Guild, commented that â€œPeacocks offer a very special tea experience. The tea menu is extensive with lots of interesting, witty and helpful information. The quality of the teas and the delicious sandwiches, scones and cakes make this a must on any trip to Ely.
â€œThe very warm and welcoming tearoom is attractively decorated with a display of tea memorabilia and pictures and the pretty garden provides a haven in warmer weather. All the staff are really friendly and visitors are very well looked after.â€