Tucked away in the Tudor Arcade (Dorchester) is a small & thriving business selling some amazing teas & coffee’s. Now that may not sound very exciting, but The Gilded Teapot has still retained that sort of exotic mystery that the previous occupiers the tobacconist had. Lots of enticing teas and coffees, all in neat rows, waiting to titillate your taste buds.
Jo Davies started the business two years ago and to be still trading in these traumatic times is truly a sign she is doing it right!
Choosing your tea from the 130 sounds again a daunting task, but each tea has a small sample jar that you can open and smell. I chose her best seller, Dorset Brew, which is a blend of Assam, Ceylon and Sumatran teas!
The Gilded Teapot also sells all the accessories required to make the perfect cup of tea or coffee, including a rather space age Aeropress Coffee Maker, which Jo says really does produce a great cup of coffee and is what she prefers over tea to start the day! (PS> great Christmas present for a coffee lover, Jo stocks lots of other wonderful Christmassy goodies!!)
The Gilded Teapot
No 1 Tudor Arcade