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Storm in Cakey Tea cup

By 3rd June 2015

Storm in Cakey Tea cup

“They can take our lives but they will never take our Cakey Tea” is the message from a Fowey businessman as a war threatens to break out between the port and Mevagissey.

Tony Goodman, who owns The Globe in Fowey, started serving Cakey Tea in his restaurant two weeks ago.
Cakey Tea is a traditional Cornish tea described by Tony as “a plate of pure joy featuring thunder and lightning on a split, jam and cream on a scone, saffron bun and yeast cake with a pot of tea or coffee”.

He explained: “Me and the chef were discussing what I should put in the next spoof Poldark episode I put up on YouTube and we thought Cakey Tea should get a mention.
“Cakey tea is traditionally something you would have at tea time on a Sunday, as you would have had a roast dinner at lunch time.

“My father was really old fashioned and would have a cooked lunch virtually every day so we had Cakey Tea pretty much every day of the week.
“So I put it in one of the episodes — episode four where Ross develops a bit of an obsession for Cakey Tea. Then people have grabbed hold of it and gone a bit mental for Cakey Tea.

“I had a table of ten in The Globe just for Cakey Tea the other day.”

Tony said the next thing he knew he saw a picture of someone on Twitter eating a Cakey Tea at Number Five in Mevagissey.
He told the Voice: “I saw that and I threatened to board the ferry, raid Mevagissey and start Cakey Tea Wars.
“In the worlds of Braveheart, they can take our lives but they will never take our Cakey Tea.”

Mark Shubrook, who owns Number Five in Mevagissey, said they should be sharing the Cakey Tea love not making war.
James Mustoe, Cornwall Councillor for Mevagissey, added: “I believe that Cornwall is already experiencing the so-called ‘Poldark effect’ and having spoken to numerious businesses across the county certainly believe any sort of tie-in branding like this is a good thing.

“The Cakey Tea tradition is one that has remained sadly under-represented amidst the floods of pasty and Rick Stein-esque dining that Cornwall has become known for.
“Particularly for locals, Cakey Tea is a tradition that to me has always been linked to the religious festivals, such as the ‘Feast-tea’, which I used to enjoy as a boy at Sunday School during Feast Week.

“I have visited and tried the excellent Cakey Tea at Number Five in Mevagissey and would be delighted to promote such an endeavour — it certainly fills a Cakey Tea-shaped hole in Mevagissey!
“I am also keen to visit The Globe in Fowey and try their version, although my wife and my waistline may object! As a Mevagissey boy, I am sure that the Cakey Tea from Meva remains the best of the bunch!”

By 3rd June 2015

Mark Shubrook 4th November 2015 13:15
I totally agree with Mark , well i would as we both share the same name !
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