Located in the heart of Brackenbury Village, Pekoe Mellow is the perfect place to meet friends, eat, drink and relax
Pekoe Mellow is owned and run by Helen and her husband, Gobi, a former teacher and pharmacist respectively. ‘We were inspired by the traditional 17th century English coffee and tea houses where people gathered to relax, drink, eat, chat and share ideas,’ explains Gobi. ‘We want Pekoe Mellow to be a community focal point. We’re putting on a programme of free events – storytelling and activities for children, talks, hosting a book club – and we’re always open to other ideas.’
The impressive variety of teas on offer are sourced directly from leading estates in Sri Lanka, where Gobi spent part of his childhood, or blended in-house by Helen (I definitely recommend her delicate take on classic English Earl Grey using bergamot oil). Customers can buy the teas to take home and in the future Helen will be holding blending classes (check website for details).
Pekoe Mellow delivers to local homes and offices and it will soon be open until 8pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and licensed to serve alcohol, including Gobi’s tea-infused cocktails. ‘This is our first business, so it’s very exciting,’ says Helen. ‘We’ve had a really warm welcome. We’d love everyone to come along and take tea with us.’