Hey there, we just wanted to let you know that you can now follow us on pinterest! Our boards are at www.pinterest.com/enjoycrumb. We fell in love with pinterest about 6 months ago and we think you will too – it is quite simply AWESOME! A place to collect and share the most inspiring images and ideas out there on the web. We are using it to collect all the best ideas for making your next afternoon tea party a truly unique and gorgeous affair. We are pinning the loveliest teapots and most fabulous decoration ideas to get your home looking amazing ready for your hassle free afternoon tea party sent through the post to you direct from crumb. Pinterest we love you -happy valentines day!
Debenhams UK have just launched a campaign to #savetheteapot on twitter. Twinings, typhoo and Tetley are backing the campaign offering free gifts to those who tweet support and even the BBC is reporting it.
Etiquette expert Liz Brewer said:
“Tea is the most quintessential of English drinks, and the act of tea-drinking has long been one of the greatest British traditions. We must preserve the custom which, for centuries, has been the hallmark of polite society — tea served in a teapot before being poured into china cups.”
Crumb are asking you all to get behind the campaign buy tweeting this post or #savetheteapot. While you’re at it, why not dust off your favourite teapot or treat yourself to a lovely new one! Here is a selection of our favourite teapots out there (all linked to their sellers websites), why not buy one ready for the next time you host an afternoon tea party at home
crumb. elegant and convenient complete cake experiences
Crumb. boxes are special: they bring together the finest quality handmade cakes, drinks &
trimmings for all occasions, including birthdays, ‘date nights’, baby showers, hen parties, thank you gifts and for the times when you need cakes at work. A crumb. box can also create an event, such an
elegant afternoon tea party, or a coffee morning that brings coffee shop culture into your own home. The boxes are not only elegant and delicious but also convenient: all the boxes fit through a standard letterbox. Simply order online for yourself or for a loved one – including a personalised message if you wish. You can even download extra printable event trimmings, such as bunting,
invitations and thank-you cards.
The product range includes:
The Afternoon Tea Party Box
The Tea for Two Box
The Afternoon Tea and Cocktails Box
The Office Box
The Coffee Morning Box
The After Dinner Box
The Birthday Tea Party Box
The Luxury Edition Afternoon Tea and Cocktails Box
Ordering and delivery: crumb. boxes are simply ordered and paid for online, and delivered through your letterbox. Once ordered, they take 2-3 working days to arrive. Delivery is by royal mail, first class.
The Cakes: Crumb. work closely with one of the finest bakeries in the region, who hand make all of their products to the highest possible standard. The cakes all have a very homemade feel to them and taste as if they were baked by you personally, making them perfect for an afternoon tea party. The cakes that fill crumb. boxes are quite simply exquisite and delicious.
The Teas: There are a range of teas available for crumb. boxes. These include some more traditional teas, such as Afternoon and Earl Grey, and some more contemporary ones, such as Blackberry and Elderflower. All of the teas are sourced from Taylors of Harrogate, one of the few remaining independent tea merchants in the United Kingdom. The teas were chosen for their fine quality, having been sourced from the very best gardens and estates around the world.
The story: crumb. was founded in 2011, by Vicky and Helen, two Leeds based new mothers. They found themselves in a whole new world, and quickly began discussing a convenient way for new mothers, who are both time poor and prone to cake eating, to enjoy a proper afternoon tea party. Very quickly, discussing turned into researching and product designing, and crumb. was born. Importantly, Helen knows good cake. From 2006-2011 Helen ran a successful cup cake business, supplying the finest delicatessens and coffee shops in and around Leeds with a unique range of cup cakes. The longest running customer of the company was Salvo’s Salumeria in Headingley, voted the best Italian deli in the north of England by the F Word in November 2009.
The future: The brilliant creative team at crumb. are working on a range of other boxes. At the research and development stage at the moment are: The After Dinner Party Box, The Birthday Tea Party Box, and The Coffee Morning Box. As with The Afternoon Tea Party Box, these boxes will be filled with the finest, most elegant and delicious fare.
So this is what the afternoon tea party box looks like. It fits in everything you can see in the image below, well almost everything – if you could fit the crockery through a letterbox we would send you that too…. but we’re still working on some fundamental laws of physics to make that happen;-) Can you believe…… 4 slices of rocky road, 4 slices of yogurt and cranberry tiffin, 4 slices of strawberry shortbread, 4 slices of luxury seeded nut granola, 4 slices of rocky road, 4 slices of caramel shortbread, 12 individual sachet tea bags (2 earl grey, 2 delicate green tea, 2 afternoon darjeeling, 2 blackberry and vanilla, 2 lemon and orange, 2 yorkshire gold) 5 cake topper decorative flags, 6 petite doilies and 6 entree napkins…..breathe…… all fit in a box that fits THROUGH your letterbox? No neither can we! A complete afternoon tea party in a box posted direct to you, ready for when you arrive home…. marvellous! (even if we do say so ourselves)
got all our props sorted. I wonder who’ll win the “best teaspoon” or “most props in the shot” competition. It’s not about the photos, it’s about the winning 😉 and it’s about patience….must not eat all the cakes, must wait for them to be photographed first. An afternoon tea party with all the trimmings out on display and no sampling=torture! Hoping the Simon’s (our wonderful photographers) have a kettle…. here at crumb.HQ we only have a stove top #oldschool #proud.