Metrodeco is entering this year’s awards in the ‘Best Cafe’ section. There are loads of great entrants – but if you’ve ever been to Metrodeco and you think we deserve to win, we be very touched if you’d vote for … Continue reading
Terracotta Sunburst, our new rooibos with vanilla and rhubarb
So finally, the results are in!
We asked you to come up with a fitting name for our new loose leaf tea and the suggestions have been flooding in for the last week. Slurping on the new rooibos blend, we debated which entry best befitted both the tea and the 1930s art deco ambience at Metrodeco.
We even ordered the cuppa from our staff, trying out each name in turn, to see which one rolled most exquisitely off the tongue, making it a joy to say as well as to drink.
So after much mental torture and agonising deliberation, we have come to a decision.
The name we have chosen for our new rooibis, vanilla and rhubarb tea is…Terracotta Sunburst.
We felt that it really does embrace the essence of the tea while encapsulating a reference to a true Art Deco shape (‘sunburst’) used in many mirrors of the period.
So congratulations to Mike Lank for coming up with such a great name and thank you to all the other entrants.
Mike wins a free Afternoon Tea for Two (worth £28), a pouch of Terracotta Sunburst and – best of all, we think – a free pot of that blend any time he visits Metrodeco for the next year. And to show our appreciation to everyone who entered the competition, we would like to give you all a cup of the tea you nearly named. So please come in and enjoy a pot of Terracotta Sunburst on the house when you’ve got a moment to enjoy a tea that tastes – and sounds – exquisite.
And if you want to buy any of our 20 gourmet blends and single leaf teas online (they make great gifts!), visit our online tea shop.
Okay the judges are retiring to consider your suggestions for the name of our new vanilla and rhubarb rooibos tea.
As we explained here, the winner will get a free Afternoon Tea for two (worth £28), a gourmet pouch of tea emblazoned with the winning name (worth about £5) and a free pot of that blend whenever they visit Metrodeco in the next year.
There were so many excellent entries, our panel of experts has asked for an extra 24 hours to deliberate.
Don’t be frightened to try and sway their decision in the comments section below!
So – in no particular order – here are the choices: Continue reading
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Okay, it’s hardly Amy Winehouse…but there can’t be many small tea shops on the South Coast of England who have released a music video. Besides, we think Brighton-based singer/songwriter and comedienne Hannah Brackenbury, who penned the track recently after a visit, is as good as any of the current crop of British singers. Honest
This is the first rough cut of The Metrodeco Song – and it was filmed on a sunny afternoon in Kemp Town, Brighton, and Hove. We are currently in promising talks with a charity that’s close to our hearts and some music industry big wigs about making a proper recording in a studio and re-shooting the video so we can flog it on iTunes. All proceeds to that good cause, obviously.
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