Saltburn-based Ian (The Cave) Crockett had a burst of inspiration after enjoying a specialty drink in nearby Real Meals deli. His image was re-tweeted across Europe and the UK by specialist tea-makers Flora Tea after he tweeted the photo direct to them. They quickly retweeted it describing the photo as ‘stunning,’ ‘artistic’ and ‘beautiful.’
Ian said: “I was looking to take a photo of a glass down by the pier, but wanted to do something a little different. I was having a coffee in Real Meals, saw another customer with one of these teas, and this idea just leapt out at me.
It’s an unusual cuppa to say the least, which in turn makes for an unusual photo.
For a start, it’s served in a large crystal wine glass rather than a builders mug - and it’s a visual treat as much as anything, with a flower emerging in the glass as the tea brews.”