A Good and Proper Cuppa in London by

Issue 90 · London Design 2013 · September 17, 2013

A Good and Proper Cuppa in London

Issue 90 · London Design 2013 · September 17, 2013

It seems you can't walk down a London street of late without encountering a perfectly pulled, barista-blessed flat white coffee—a good cup of tea on the other hand is considerably more elusive. The onetime British staple has fallen by the wayside as coffee has become the drink du jour. To the rescue: avid tea drinker Emilie Holmes, who took it upon herself to remedy the problem. Armed with the mantra "Bringing better cups of tea to the streets of London" and with a decked-out 1974 Citroen H van, and plenty of well-sourced loose leaf, custom-brewed tea, Holmes is bringing back the humble cuppa in a more worthy form. Her van can be found on most week days on King's Boulevard near Kings Cross (and later this week at Somerset House). For more go to Good & Proper

Good and Proper Tea in London: Remodelista

Above: Holmes turned to Kickstarter to find financing for her business which included the refurbishment of the 1974 Citroen H van to accommodate brewing essentials like a sink, water boiler and a refrigerator. 

Good-and-proper-tea-van: Remodelista

Above: According to Holmes, the secret to great cup of tea is not just sourcing great leaves but also getting the right temperature for each brew.

Good and Proper Tea

Above: Tea pots on wooden stands with timers for the brew.

Good and Proper tea

Above: A folding tiled counter on the van.

Good and Proper Tea in London: Remodelista

Above: Crumpets to accompany the tea. 

Good and Proper Tea

Above: Emilie Holmes (on the far left) making tea.

Good and Proper Tea in London: Remodelista

Above: The van in action.

Looking to brew a great cup of tea? See out guide to the 10 Best Kettles.

 



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