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Sitting down to tea with Mossgreen

Mossgreen co-founder Amanda Swanson and her mother

The Mossgreen menu has been curated by Peter Rowland, and is complemented by more than fifteen carefully chosen T2 teas.

Mums and all they do has been on our minds lately. We’ve been exploring the ways they influence our lives, and paying homage to all the things our mums do for us. We sat down to tea with Amanda, co-founder of Mossgreen, and her mum Robyn to talk about tea and the role it plays in the mother-daughter connection.

The Mossgreen tearooms are a stylish, contemporary extension of their Gallery and Auction rooms. Art lovers and foodies alike can enjoy breakfast, lunch or high tea before viewing a collection or exhibition, or even watching an auction. The Tearooms menu has been curated by Peter Rowland, and is complemented by more than fifteen carefully chosen T2 teas. Mossgreen is a beautiful retreat in which to enjoy delicious food and inspiring art.

Inside Mossgreen Tearooms featuring T2 tea Inside Mossgreen Tearooms featuring T2 tea

With Mother’s Day coming up, we’ve been looking at all the ways our mums inspire us. How would you describe your mum and the upbringing she gave you?

Amanda – My mum is a beautiful, loving, caring, and spirited woman. She is truly one of a kind. I absolutely loved my childhood; Mum was inspirational in bringing up my sister and I. She has taught me so much about attention to detail and why it matters – basically that every job you do, do it well.

We value our mums for the things they teach us, show us and instil within us. What advice would you give to both mums and daughters?

Robyn – Maintain a caring relationship and spend time together doing things you both enjoy.

Amanda – Treasure your mum and the time you spend together.

Tea means different things to different people. For some it’s a chance to retreat and reflect, others enjoy it as an opportunity to share a moment with a loved one. What does sharing a cup of tea together mean to you?

Amanda – To us, a cup of tea means a chance to take a moment to relax and enjoy some time together. It’s about getting out the teapot and china we love, and chatting while waiting for the kettle to boil. Mum always makes tea properly, warming the teapot and cups. Sharing a cup of tea also usually means time to see what’s in Mum’s biscuit tin!

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