Each month, we give our fab stockists a different theme and ask them to send us photos of how they best show off our teas. We then pick who has tagged @teapigs and used #teapigsstockist with the best picture to find our stockist of the month! Last month's theme was 'happy & healthy new year', and the stand out shot was this one of a cocoa matcha latte from Bella's Coffee House - proving that even through the January detox we can still drink delicious drinks! They've made theirs using almond milk, and topped it with a sprinkle of cinnamon... delicious! Let's find out more about the coffee shop...
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Bella's is a small, family run coffee house situated in Garstang, a beautiful little market town in Lancashire. We LOVE baking and therefore always have a yummy selection of homemade cakes, soups and paninis to enjoy alongside a delicious coffee made using locally roasted Roberts & Co beans or a teapigs tea!
what made you decide to choose teapigs?
We knew that we definitely wanted to stock teapigs after sampling lots of the yummy flavours at our friends coffee shop – the huge range of different flavours got us hooked… and even more so when we found out that all the packaging was recyclable!
if you could only have one teapigs tea for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
We would choose chai tea. We love the different flavours it creates in the pallet and we love that it's so versatile; we use it not only to make hot brew chai tea, but also delicious chai lattes and iced chai tea.
how did Bella’s begin?
Bella's began shortly after my dad passed away - he decided he would like his own coffee shop after getting inspiration from our family friends, Phil and Pam, when they opened their coffee shop, The Bridge in Timperley. Sadly he didn't get to fulfil this venture himself so me and my mum decided we would create Bella's in his honour and utilise all the catering skills he had taught us over the years!
if we were to come by to your cafe, what’s your best seller?
Our homemade shortbread, it comes in three flavours, plain, chocolate chip and fudge. The recipe has been passed down through generations of our Scottish family. My mum learnt from her Gran and I learnt from my Gran - my mum is excited to teach her grandchildren too to keep up the family tradition! We used to love making shortbread with granny panny on rainy days in the school holidays, so not only does it bring back lovely memories for us all but it also tastes delicious and our customers seem to love it too! It tastes even better when eaten alongside a teapigs everyday brew!