Juri’s – The Olde Bakery Tea Shoppe in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire – has won the Tea Guild’s Top Tea Place 2008 Award, judged by the UK Tea Council’s tea guild inspectors.
The anonymous judges awarded tearooms points in 15 categories, including the variety and quality of tea offered, service, d?cor and cleanliness.
Juri’s is run by the Miyawaki family, who brought their heritage and love of tea to the winning tearoom, said the judges. Irene Gorman, Head of the Tea Guild, said, “This attractive tearoom with its pretty outdoor terrace is a must for all tea lovers to visit.”
Meanwhile, The Lanesborough picked up the award for London’s Top Tea Place 2008, for the second time in the awards’ 23-year history. The tea sommelier and “friendly and enthusiastic staff” were singled out for praise.