Tea goes down a storm at Harveys of Halifax
Family-run department store, Harveys of Halifax, is now serving Mad Hatter Tea and it is going down a storm with customers looking for a refreshing cuppa.
Mad Hatter Tea has been introduced to 'Upstairs at Harveys', the in-store restaurant, after Catering Manager, Andrew Scott, admitted that the new brand of tea tantalised his taste buds. Andew was looking for something a little bit special for his customers and it would appear that Mad Hatter Tea is living up to all expectations.
Customers like Heather and David Bates, who are regulars at the store, are already sold on the new drink. They were poured a cuppa by Mad Hatter Tea's Michael Harrison, joined by Catering Manager, Andrew Scott.
Mr Scott said "Our upstairs restaurant is a great place for people to meet and chat and we pride ourseves on offering our customers the best in food and drink. We are thrilled at the prospect of serving a new brand of tea which has an exceptional taste and colour, and which is not currently available elsewhere in the town. Customers are saying that it even smells like a proper cup of tea let alone tastes like one, so we are very pleased indeed with the new arrangements".
Mad Hatter Tea is a blend of African and Indian tea and was brought to market following 10 years of painstaking research and development by Company Director, Michael Harrison. It is ethically produced and characterized by its generous blush of colour and rich depth of taste. The tea is relatively new on the beverage market and is finding favour amongst the delicatessens, farm shops, tea rooms and independently run stores across North Yorkshire. The partnership with Harveys of Halifax introduces the tea to consumers in West Yorkshire.
The product was given its name as a result of the connections between Lewis Carroll and Richmond in North Yorkshire, where the Mad Hatter Tea Company is based. The author spent his early childhood in Richmond and it is thought he drew his inspiration for Alice in Wonderland whilst living in the County. His father was Archdeacon of Richmond and a Canon at Ripon Cathedral. Carroll is known to have visited the Cathedral where he may have been influenced by the carvings in the choir, such as the misericord of a griffin chasing a rabbit down a rabbit hole.
Harveys intends to stock the new tea on its shelves as well as serving it from its upstairs restaurant. Harveys is a long-established family-run department store, and celebrated its 60th birthday last year.