Contessa Tea Connoisseur is where you head for the perfect cup of Ceylon tea in every imaginable flavour paired with a most excellent moist and decadent slice of chocolate cake, baked freshly on the premises daily. There are 70 variations to choose from - running the range from Masala Chai to Falling In Love Again - a refreshing blend of apple, pear, papaya and hibiscus bits - white teas to delicate herbal infusions. The store also stocks teas you can buy for home.
The owners, Yorkshire-bred Rita and Richard Church, have continued a tradition of tea purism since they took over the tea shop a few years ago - loose leaf tea served in a pot as it should be. Amid lots of cottage furniture and a fair amount of flounces you’ll discover all sorts of new flavours. Also on the menu is high tea and a selection of light meals.