Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four



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.

8 comments:

dustjacket attic said...

Oh fancy that, I'd love to have tea and scones there!xx

Linda J. said...

Have you had tea at Juri's? We had a delightful visit with Juri and her parents in June 2008. We were in the tearoom the day they purchased it in 2003, and then returned the year they were named #1. They are a lovely family and extended special hospitality to us. I blogged about it in June 2008. I have a photo on my sidebar, too.

JamaGenie said...

Somehow a Cotswolds tea shop run by a Japanese couple makes perfect sense. Hurrah for them they were named number one!

Marie Reed said...

Bravo to their talent and hard work! I had a cuppa at 4 yesterday and thought of you!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Thanks so much for replying to my comment and for following my blog. I have really enjoyed reading through yours too X

parTea lady said...

That looks like a fabulous tea shop. I visited their website and the pastries and setting look wonderful. Now, if only I could visit in person. ;-)

Duchess of Tea said...

dustjacketattic, I will fly you there on my broom!!

Linda J. Yes, I have they are charming people.

Marie Reed, good girl, what kind was it?

Marie Reed said...

I just love how you think! I'm going to go fill my teapot with flowers from the garden right now!

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