Two young Newcastle entrepreneurs are celebrating after landing a major deal with Fenwick department store in Newcastle.
Tom Webb, 23 and Luci Cowie, 21, launched Easy Teasy in 2014 as part of a project at Northumbria University selling loose leaf tea and accessories.
Just over a year on, the duo are now supplying the new Food Hall at Fenwick Newcastle with their range of fine loose leaf tea, which was showcased at its launch last month.
The tea purveyors agreed the deal after impressing buyers with their assortment of 18 loose leaf tea flavours, including Peach Sencha Green Tea and Orange Blossom Oolong.
Following a successful first year in business, Easy Teasy has now more than tripled its loose leaf tea offering and has delved into the new market of tea infused chocolate in partnership with local chocolatiers The Chocolate Smiths.
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Since becoming a limited company in July, the luxury brew specialist recently introduced exclusive glassware to their range and the Fenwick link-up forms part of the company’s plan to expand throughout the region.
Luci Cowie, director of Easy Teasy, said: “Taking Easy Teasy into a reputable retailer such as Fenwick is a really important development for us and we’re really grateful of the store’s support which will help us to reach new markets.
“The launch allowed us to meet members of the public who share our passion for loose leaf tea and it really helped to affirm our plans to invest and expand in the region.”
Adam Barber, Fenwick Food Hall Buyer, added: “Regional food and drink is very important to our customers so I was excited to learn about Tom and Luci’s new venture.
“Loose leaf tea is becoming more popular with our customer base and I was impressed with the work that Tom and Luci have put into their new brand.”