The advert local newspaper refused to print!
When The Tea Box opened its doors in Richmond-upon-Thames on 17 October 2007, the local neighbourhood was promised the tea house was “About to Cause a Stir”. Eight year’s on we nearly did with a planned media campaign we hoped would go viral following the publication of a proposed half-page advert in the Richmond and Twickenham Times to promote our tea cocktail range.
From our Squiffy Earl, to our Irish Velvet and The Saint tea cocktail, not to mention our special celebratory cocktail The Torch for the Olympics, we love to explore the fun side of tea as the sun sets. On Friday nights and occasional Saturday and Sunday nights we turn into a mini tea bar with evening entertainment to sip your cocktails to, including poetry, storytelling and live jazz music. We are definitely are not all fur coat and no knickers!
The advertising campaign to promote our tea cocktails, however, never got off the ground though as it was decided by the advertising executives at the local paper that, although they liked our proposed advert, they considered it a bit too risky for their readership and that it might on balance upset a few of their readers.
Now we have our brand new website we can share it with the world for the first time.
We would love to hear what you think of it… go to @theteabox on Twitter or our Facebook page (links below) and let us know your thoughts! We have our finger hovering over the retweet button right now…