Norwich students to turn childhood dream into reality with launch of pop-up tea room

Jessica Gower (left) and Natalie Hicks are launcing a pop up tea room in Norwich, called Maples Tea

Jessica Gower (left) and Natalie Hicks are launcing a pop up tea room in Norwich, called Maples Tea Room. Photo: Naomi Cowen - Credit: naomi cowen

NUA Textile Design student Jessica Gower and UEA Business student Natalie Hicks have dreamed of running their own tea room since they were 11 years old.

A selection of treats that will be available from Maples Tea Room. Photo: Naomi Cowen

A selection of treats that will be available from Maples Tea Room. Photo: Naomi Cowen - Credit: naomi cowen

Now, 10 years on the pair are about to launch their own pop-up afternoon tea service in Norwich.

Taking place at Studio 20 on Wensum Street over March 24-25, Maples Tea Room will offer customers freshly baked scones, a selection of savouries as well as a range of cakes and other baked goods.

The duo said: 'We are very excited to host this event after years of travelling up and down the country sampling every afternoon tea we could find and spending many a weekend baking and experimenting with flavours!

'Jessica Mae Studio will also be displaying her colourful, recycled artwork at the pop-up and all items can be purchased on the day.'


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They added: 'We hope to see you all there!'

Maples afternoon tea is £12 per person and can be prebooked online via facebook.com/maplestearoom

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