Juri Miyawaki has a unique background. After graduating from University of St. Andrews, MA, she trained at Le Cordon Bleu London with a Grand Diplôme, interned at Raymond Blanc’s 2 Michelin Star Hotel Restaurant, Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, and has written two books, “The Blue Skies of Cordon Bleu” (コルドン・ブルーの青い空. Kodansha Bunko Collection, 2001) and “A Tearoom in the Cotswolds” (コッツウォルズでティールーム. Bunka Shuppan Kyoku, 2008).
In December 2003 Juri’s – The Olde Bakery Tea Shoppe was opened. Her passion for good food using only the best ingredients was quickly recognized and the tea room was named Les Routier’s Café of the Year 2005, Wales & The Marches. In April 2008 Juri’s won the Tea Council’s prestigious UK’s Top Tea Place 2008 , and appeared in BBC 1’s Country File. (Sun, 18/05/08)
Such awards are not easily come by, with points in categories including variety and excellence of the teas offered, efficiency and knowledge of service, décor, hygiene and cleanliness, ambience, presentation skills and most importantly the choice and quality of teas served.
Being recognized for our efforts is only a small part of the reward. The true reward is to have our visitors enjoy the experience of a lovely cup of tea and cake in the beautiful English countryside.