Hello, I’m Jane Malyon, founder of THE ENGLISH CREAM TEA COMPANYTM
As a child, I’d long for the weekend walk to Chigwell shops with my father and the ritual of choosing cakes in Kistrucks Bakery! I’d 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, we’d gather in the living room with copious cups of tea to enjoy family time and afternoon tea. BLISS. It would be all about talking, sharing and indulging. Similarly, we would go for family picnics – with all the paraphernalia that that involved! However, I treasure the memories to this day.
Fortunately for me, I married Roger, a wonderful chef, owner of Country Cuisine Ltd and www.barnevents.co.uk. It became our hobby to go to hotels wherever we were in the world, and try the afternoon tea experience. English Cream Tea done well is such a treat! After our two sons were born, we made a point of taking them once a year, all dressed up and excited, to wonderful London hotels – to enjoy white-gloved waiter service and traditional high tea with all the trimmings. Now the lads are tall and grown, we still all meet for special tea outings whenever we can!
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. 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! I launched the idea at a Key Person of Influence meeting in London in 2011 and by the end of the year, found we'd been awarded KPI Product of the Year. Fantastic!
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