Tea for Wanstead

Wanstead’s much loved coffee shops are getting some competition, it seems. From a tea shop.

Time For Tea is currently being fitted out in a shop nextdoor to the Tiffin Tin, opposite Snaresbrook Station. It’s clearly in its early stages, as the photo demonstrates, but the shop’s Twitter account describes the venture as “[t]raditional English Tea Room coming soon to Snaresbrook London E11. Homemade cakes fresh from the oven and proper tea in a teapot!”

The mere fact that the shop has a Twitter account will make some wonder just how traditional a tea room will it be? Are we talking a tea room where Miss Marple would feel at home, one where White Van Man is going to get his cuppa and buttie on the way to work, or something arty and cool?