Keith Wilkinson and Gina Jupp have not looked back since opening their tea shop called Twen Tea One in North Street a year ago.
They have wooed shoppers off the street with their selection of homemade cakes, scones and lunches.
“We were not sure North Street was the right place at the start, but now we are so pleased we opened here. It’s a fantastic street to be in, so friendly and busy,” said Gina who has spent her career working in catering.
Keith, from Halstead, is the chef and makes everything from scratch whilst Gina, from Sudbury, enjoys the front of house role. “I always say I would never serve anything I’d not be happy to eat myself. I love chatting and listening to customer’s tales,” she said.
Gina previously ran a coffee shop in Halstead, and the pair met whilst volunteering at the Each charity shop in the town.
The business partners are celebrating their anniversary by offering shoppers a free tea or coffee today, Thursday, before 12 noon if they bring in a copy of this week’s Free Press article.