MEET TEAGAN, THE LEAFY BEAN MONKEY

Leafy Bean Tea

Well hello there fellow tea fan, I’m Teagan – monkey, model, tea guru and the face of the Leafy Bean brand.

I’m a very busy monkey you know, what with modelling (have you seen my face on the packets?); tea tasting – it’s a tough job but someone has got to do it! And, just generally monkeying around – well, that is what us monkeys do best! But my pals at LB HQ managed to pin me down for a quick interview so that you, our lovely customers, can find out more about me.

Monkey Leafy Bean Tea

There are so many tea brands out there. What makes the Leafy Bean company so special?

We are more than just a tasty cup of tea. At Leafy Bean, we produce tea that cares and delivers on our mission to spread feelgood vibes through the power of a really good brew.

Not only do we care about how good our tea tastes (and trust me, it is good!), we care about our wonderful customers and the community. And, we care about the environment which is why all of our tea is sustainably produced and sustainably packaged.

Leafy Bean is committed to making great tasting tea accessible to all – well it would be a crime to keep tea this good to ourselves! So you can easily shop the full range online and have it delivered to your door; join our chat in our communi-tea on Instagram, or swing by our Cafe Bar in Bowes Park if you’re in the area to enjoy a good cuppa – you never know, you might even bump into me in there. But please don’t ask me for my autograph though, I like to keep a low profile these days.

But the best bit of all, everyone in our Leafy Bean world loves to have fun – well, I couldn’t possibly work for a boring bunch now could I?! Here at Leafy Bean we don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we may all monkey around from time to time. BUT, and this is very important, the only thing that we do take seriously is the quality of our tea.

We see that you’ve been busy modelling for the packaging for the range of teas. Please tell us more.

Ah yes, I’m so photogenic, aren’t I?! I LOVE our new packaging. And as you can imagine, with me being a monkey and all, it’s vital that as a company the decisions we make benefit the planet. So all our packaging is fully recyclable, our boxes are cardboard, and the gussets are cellulose.

I tell you what though, this modelling malarkey is thirsty work! So I love nothing more than putting my feet up with a Leafy Bean brew after a day on a shoot.

Did you know that you can buy our lovely tea on our new spangly website where we can deliver it straight to your door? How cool is that?! And if you can’t decide which tea to go for you can contact the friendly team for advice on our website or Instagram – we’re always happy to help.

You always have a cup of something delicious in your hand. What’s your favourite drink and why?

The life of a monkey is a tough one, so a hot cup of Leafy Bean tea is just the thing to relax me and keep me energised. I especially love our loose-leaf tea as you get the whole leaf, not just the dust and fannings, meaning a fuller flavour and a better brew. Plus, you get to use lots of fancy stuff to make your brew, not just a mug which is kinda fun.

Choosing a favourite is a tough one as they are ALL so good. Our Brew-tea-full Morning breakfast tea is one of our best sellers and a great morning reviver. I also enjoy a good cup of our Duke of Earl Grey as I like the zingy citrus notes. At the end of a busy day I’m quite partial to a cup of our Chamo(s)mile, with real Chamomile flowers and a touch of rose and lavender, it’s a cup of instant relaxation – aah! Don’t just take my word for it, head to our SHOP page to check them out for yourself.

But one thing is for sure, when it comes to tea it’s really important to know you’re getting a good product – there’s no point in having all the gear but having no idea. So be sure to check out our expert guides in our NEWS, VIEWS AND BREWS blog, there’s lots of great information, including tips on how to make the perfect cuppa – it’s not just about putting a bag in a mug you know, oh no, not on our watch.

But I’ll let you into a little secret – sometimes my mug isn’t full of tea. Oh no, on the odd occasion I enjoy a cheeky tipple such as The Finsbury, our famous Leafy Bean house cocktail which you too can enjoy at our Café Bar late night events. I told you that we like to have fun!

Monkey Leafy Bean

You can sometimes be found at your Bowes Park Café Bar reading the paper or enjoying a slice of banana cake. Tell us more about the café. Why’s it such a great place to hang out?

Mmm banana cake, my favourite – especially toasted and smothered with peanut butter!

I love our Café Bar, especially in the summer when it’s full of dappled sunlight from the surrounding trees. It’s so tranquil and well hidden, you could be anywhere! It really is the perfect place to kick back and relax. It’s so much fun there too and I really enjoy organising events, such as the book club and our board games night. I especially love the Leafy Bean Lates when I can indulge in a couple of cocktails and some tapas nibbles.

Our Bowes Park Café Bar is where I go for a chat with friends. I get to meet so many interesting people – from actors and local businesspeople, to our regulars and families. They’ve all become such good friends.
The Café Bar also offers a great menu. The avocado on toast is one of my favourites paired with an oat flat white (us monkeys have vegan needs and the menu is perfect for that).

Monkey Leafy Bean Tea

And lastly, what can we expect to see from Leafy Bean in the future? Any exciting plans?

Well, I’m not one to gossip but come closer and I’ll whisper…

At Leafy Bean we are always looking to add more wonderful tea products to our range so keep your eyes peeled on our SHOP page for more additions… You heard it here first… we also like to bring you something new every season. This June look out for our special Strawberries & Cream blend, just in time for the summer – It’s like Wimbledon in a mug, mmm! Delicious.
PLUS, lookout for our range of merchandise on our SHOP page, where you can pick up lots of cool stuff with my face on it – how wonderful is that?!

We also just LOVE to see you, our customers, in person so we are also busy looking to expand and bring you new Cafe Bar locations in the not too distant future, so watch this space.
I’m also very excited about our plans to jazz up a mobile milk float so we can sell and deliver our very own fresh tea and coffee to your office and events.

And at our North London Café Bar we are always adding to our events, with plans to introduce tea classes and bingo soon. Plus look out for our new summer menu coming soon, with plenty of local delights to enjoy with a steaming hot cuppa!
So there’s lots going on in the Leafy Bean world.