Tea of the Month: Duchess Earl Grey

Our tea of the month is always a little easier on your purse and usually has great health benefits. 
Can we can tempt you to try something a bit different today?

What is it?
Duchess Earl Grey

Dried lemon peels and orange pieces add a citrus twist to the traditional Earl Grey Tea, ,making it a fantastic alternative to savour and enjoy. High quality tea is used providing a wonderful piquant flavour that when combined with a quality bergamot oil and citrus flavours has a full bodied finish. Beautifully refreshing and certainly one we think the Duchess would have approved of. 

Try pairing this tea with a slice of Lemon and White Chocolate cake or Orange Layer cake, which compliments the citrus flavours beautifully. And remember if you’re gluten free, we have a delicious Lemon Polenta cake!

Meet May's Beatons Bod - Yvonne

Yvonne Lynch, our FBO a Beatons Moreton-In-Marsh
Each month we dedicate a section of our monthly Bulletin to a new member of staff, our Beatons Bod. We like to do this as it introduces them to you, our customers and we all get to find out a bit more about them. This months Beatons Bod is very special as it's one of our new FBO (Franchise Business Owner), Yvonne, who's set to open her Beatons Tearooms located in Moreton-In-Marsh in the coming weeks!

What's your role and what do you like best about your job?
My role as business franchise owner is to ensure I lead, encourage and motivate my team to deliver a warm, friendly and attentive service to all our customers, so that they receive a true Beatons experience every time they visit. The favourite part of my role is seeing Beatons become a integral part of the community, where customers can relax, unwind and enjoy time with family, friends and loved ones.

What's your favourite drink or edible from our menu?
My favourite drink is our ‘House Tea’ which is ‘Green Lemon & Lime’, as for my favourite edible, there are so many to choose from! If I have to pick one it will be the Coffee & Banana Cake which has won an award and is also gluten free!

And how about your favourite book from our shelves?  
My current favourite book  is Eric Lanards ‘ Afternoon Tea’ ; visually a beautiful book, with an array of delicious recipes.  A perfect purchase if you wish to try to recreate the Beatons Afternoon Tea Experience at home , (clearly we would prefer you came to our Tearooms to allow us to do all the hard work while you simply relax and enjoy our gracious hospitality!) 

Which of the ways we like to go about things at Beatons means the most to you and why?  
It’s difficult to choose one particular aspect of Beatons ethos that means the most to me, as it’s a combination of everything Beatons as a brand strives to deliver daily that makes them special. Being an integral part of the community, a ‘go to hub’ where the local community want to gather to enjoy delicious food, chat with friends, celebrate special occasions and enjoy time to themselves is really important to me.

Finally, if you were an animal, what would you be?  
I should say a ‘Cat’ as I have four, 3 Exotic Shorthairs and 1 Persian. However, I share many of the same characteristics as the Dolphin. Dolphins are known as being loyal, trusting, and compassionate. They are friendly, like living in communities and are generous in their behaviour , could be my animal soul mate! 

Beatons Moreton-In-Marsh...Charity Announced!

'Cotswold Friends' has been announced at Beatons Moreton-In-Marsh's first charity of the year. Well and truly rooted locally, founded by and serving the local community, it aims to support its older local residents − especially those feeling isolated and vulnerable.

When Beatons' latest Tearooms Owner, Yvonne, discovered Cotswold Friends she immediately spotted a match with the part of Beatons’ Constitution which reads:
‘We value individuals whether customer, franchisee, supplier or any other stakeholder because unless people are heard and nourished, they feel disconnected and alone’.

Cotswold Friends aim is to provide community transport, a befriending service, carer respite & community activities to older and vulnerable people in the north Cotswolds. They work to help combat loneliness and isolation in the rural communities. We know just how important that is!
The organisation began as the Voluntary Help Centre in 1978 and was originally set up with the aim of helping and supporting local volunteers and matching them to volunteering roles across the area. The charity soon began to grow and today provides four key services to the North Cotswolds Community: Community Transport, Befriending, Carer Respite and Community Activities. With over 350 volunteer roles, our services benefit up to 2,000 older and vulnerable people in our local community.

How we help:  Each Beatons has their own Charity of the Year and has events to support it.  Our main contribution is giving 50p from every sale of The Charlton (soda) and our Community Chai Latte throughout the year.