Y-tea of the Lake District was founded by Thomas Cheung, of Egremont, after he graduated from Northumbria University. The firm specialises in the sale of speciality teas and started life by selling online from Tom’s bedroom. The same year, he moved into office premises in Cleator Moor and took a market stall at Keswick Market.
The business has been well received throughout Cumbria and growth has been strong.
Recently, Y-tea opened their first retail shop at Stirling Place (a new business hub, in Cleator Moor) and they have also expanded their offering with more tea choices, teaware and tea related gifts.
In addition, the firm has forged partnerships with other Cumbrian producers and is now selling tea hampers which include fine Cumbrian produce, such as mint cakes and fudge, which are all made and sold in Cumbria.
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