Each month, we run a competition with our wonderful stockists, to find our stockist of the month! This month, their challenge was to send in their best 'tea selfie' and the winner was Beauty at the Bay in Essex and we wanted to find out a bit more about them....
1. How long have you been a teapigs stockist and what made you choose our tea?
At Beauty at the Bay, we are a multi-award winning skincare and beauty salon and in everything we offer we always look to be at the top of our game. Part of what we do is instructing our customers how to best look after themselves and care for their skin and so it only seemed right that the drinks we were serving them were good for them too. After a lot of research we decided to go with teapigs and haven’t looked back. We started with a small offering and now stock the whole range. Once our clients have tasted one with their treatment, 9 times out of 10 they will take a pack home! We choose teapigs as we struggled to find a better quality tea and love the variety they offer.
2. If you could only have one teapigs tea for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
I can answer this straight away, it has to be chocolate flake tea as I’m a complete chocoholic and love the chocolate hit without the calories. We love matching our clients to their ideal teapigs tea, whether they have a sweet tooth we need to satisfy, need to chill with green tea or our reflexology has indicated some tummy issues we can work on with peppermint tea!
3. How do you use teapigs matcha?
Our team work hard and we need to keep our energy up with our continual flow of customers matcha is in the staff room for everyone to enjoy and keep them fighting fit. We are currently looking at the benefits of adding it into our facial masque for its super antioxidant powers.
4. What made you want to set up shop?
From the moment I first picked up a waxing spatula back in my college days, I knew I’d found my calling! Waxing is my passion and I have worked hard and honed my trade. My clients call me the ‘The Queen of Wax!’ My dad always said to me ‘in anything you do, do it well’ and that is what I have set out to offer from the very first day of my doors opening. I definitely sense that passion from you guys at teapigs – you’re as obsessed about tea as I am about wax!
5. Have there been any hiccups along the way?
My business is completely home-grown and I guess you never really take the time to stop and look at how far you have come. Gone are my days of beavering away as a sole trader and my role in my business has changed so much. I can’t really think of any hiccups but running a business, as I’m sure any business owner will tell you literally never stops. Its 24/7. I love nothing better though than settling down at the end of the day with a nice cup of tea pigs and a bourbon biscuit (how rock and roll!)
6. Have you ever had any exciting celeb customers?
Yes we have, but the nature of what we offer means that we couldn’t possibly tell! All of our customers get treated like VIPs though.
7. Apart from tea (obviously!) what is your best seller?
Well now it sounds like we are showing off but our retail boutique at the front of the shop has won awards too! It stocks tonnes of goodies from skincare essentials, home fragrances, Vintage Tea cups by our sister company The Vintage Bee and of course teapigs. Our best-selling item really is seasonal. At the moment we are selling loads of nail polish as people want nice nails for going away.
If you're in the area, be sure to swing by for a wax and a cuppa!!
Do you sell or serve teapigs teas and fancy being our next stockist of the month? Pop firstname.lastname@example.org an email to find out more!