"Where there’s tea, there’s hope.”
Us Brits love our tea, apparently we drink over 32 billion cups of it a year. So much so, an independent tearoom and bar in Liverpool has dedicated itself to our favourite pastime, offering over 50 different varieties of teas.
Leaf, in the city centre, is a quirky, tea-lover’s paradise offering black, white, green, fruit and herbal teas… there’s even a Champagne Cassis option!
Located in a beautiful art deco building on Bold Street, inside is kitsch with floral lampshades hanging overhead and large leather sofas spread across two floors, creating a nostalgic 1920s feel. The building was in fact a former tea room in the 1920’s before becoming a cinema in the late 20th Century.
I met a friend there one Sunday morning and it was already a hive of activity, people were queuing out of the door for a table, desperate for some tea and cake. Leaf attracts a variety of people and is popular from first thing in the morning for breakfast until late in the evening when the bar thrives.
I naturally opted for the Champagne tea, a white tea with a delicate flavour. My friend ordered a fruity Blood Orange blend. Both arrived in lovely little “Where there’s tea there’s hope” teapots.
Each of the teas are available to take away with you in a tin or to buy on the Leaf website, so you can enjoy a little piece of Leaf at home. You can even become a member of the Leaf Tea Club which gives you a yearly subscription of tea.
The ethos behind Leaf is to provide a space that can accommodate creativity and good times. With it’s laid-back, bohemian atmosphere it has become one of the most popular places to visit in Liverpool.