Tea's Up Magazine
Tea in the News
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Tea Experts - in search of the ultimate cuppa.
From the initial concept to, finally, the glorious inauguration of the site,
we have always had one common goal, one dream. To find the ultimate cup of
tea, and to share our search with the rest of the world. We hope that by our
research, reporting and article writing we will move closer to our goals and
take you with us to tea nirvana.
Our concept was born when our editor and increasingly, our fearsome
dictator, Alex, smacked his head after he quite literally fell asleep with
is head propped up in his hands while working for, shall we say, a "Top
FTSE-100 company". The job was so dull, inexorably dull, began observing the
politics of the tea round system in place in the office. After writing up
his findings (a copy of which will be published on these pages), it occurred
to him that there was a distinct lack of Tea-based literature available.
We hate work as well, almost as much as we love tea. But we'll leave the
work baiting to our comrades at BFOF, they're much better at it than us.
A simultaneous chance meeting between Alex and the other three writers of
Tea's Up at a car boot sale eventually led to the conceptualisation of Tea's
Up online fanzine. Initially united in their outrage at the price of a
particularly pertinent looking tea pot on sale at the car boot, they finally
yielded and split the cost 4 ways. And a very nice tea pot it is as well
Above: TV's Mrs Doyle, patron saint of tea.
Tea's Up are:
Alex Sheppard - Editor
Leigh Mansell - Staff writer and features
Alison Bowen - Writer, tea news
Geoff Hoon - Part time writer, resident office tea bitch and not the Labour
party MP for Ashfield. In actuality, Geoff is in charge of paying our rent
so he also has a temp job which he refers to as a "barrel of laughs". Poor
We're always on the lookout for writers to join us down here in the dungeon
excuse for a basement. But don't let that put you off! We love hearing from
you as well so if you want to write to us about anything tea related you
could see your name in lights! As it were.