Speciality tea and Kentish Easter goodies on offer at Thanet Farmers’ Market

Thanet Farmers’ Market returns for its Easter market on 9 April  with over 25 stalls already booked in.

The market at St George’s School, Broadstairs, runs from 9.30am to 1pm and includes Crumbs cakes, back as the regular cake and tart producer after making their debut at the February market and having a break at in March.  The Nightingale Garden is also booked with cut flowers for the first time and The Chai Stop is back.

In preparation for Easter visitors will be able to pick up handmade chocolates from The Little Chocolate Company or chocolate coated coffee and edamame beans from For the Love of Beans.

Stour Valley Game and Independent Trotters can supply  meat, Nethergong will have local, seasonal vegetables and Once Upon a Cupcake will have their cookies and beautifully decorated cupcakes, South Barn will have fudge and coconut ice and Baps and Bloomers will have hot cross buns nestled amongst the sticky sweet Chelsea and Belgium buns!

Wash all of this down with beer from Ramsgate Brewery or by the Mile or award winning cider from Little Stour Orchard and finish it off a lovely cuppa from The Tea Gentlemen.

Baps & Bloomers will be at Thanet Farmers’ Market

At the market you will also find  regular traders including Smoke and Spice, Beth’s Mogador and Enzo.

There will be a free children’s Easter craft activity between 10am-11am, so pop along and see Meg who volunteers to run these sessions.

The market café will be open serving hot and cold drinks and bacon sandwiches and volunteers will be manning the information table.

Meet the traders

The Tea Gentlemen is one of the market’s newest producers:

The Tea Gentleman, formed by school friends Jamie and Diederik, became a new trader at Thanet Farmers’ Market this year.

They pair started their company two years ago following discussions when Diederik visited Jamie in Canada where he was working for a tea company.  The friends have developed different skills with Jamie as the tea expert, responsible for blending all of the teas, while Jamie is responsible for the marketing, communication and the sales.

The due operate from Folkestone and have always had a love of high quality artisan products.  It is this love combined with Jamie’s expertise and passion for loose leaf tea that has led them to where they are today.

They import their tea from across the globe, including China, India, South America and Japan; they hand blend the loose-leaf tea and it can be found for sale online via their website and at farmers markets, including Thanet Farmers’ Market.

The Tea Gentleman have a large variety of teas, including black, white and green tea.  Their bestselling tea online is the Gentleman’s Breakfast tea, but have found that their speciality teas are much more popular at farmers’ markets.  They believe the customers at those markets want to try more specialist and unusual teas and having the added benefit of being able to smell and savour the tea allows them to be more adventurous.   Two of their popular teas are the Jasmin Dragon Pearl tea, which is a Japanese Green tea, and their newest tea Dream Summer Time, a dark tea blended with citrus notes.

Diedreik and Jamie take turns to come to the market and are booked for Sunday 9 April.