Japanese visitors love traditional Cotswold tea shops: scones dripping with jam and cream, served in the surroundings of a clematis-clad honey-colored building. But not many of them decide to stay and open their own, however, this is what the Miyawakis did!
Iwao and Junko Miyawaki and their daughter Juri – a Cordon Bleu-trained cook - opened Juri’s, the Old Bakery Tea Shoppe, in Winchcombe five years ago. And not only have they taken on the English at their own game – they’ve beaten them! For they were named the 2008 top tea shop in Britain by The Tea Guild, the organization that represents and encourages outlets dedicated to brewing and serving tea to the high standards desired by the United Kingdom Tea Council.