English Tea Shop partners with Surrey CCC

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Sam Curran of Surrey celebrates with his teammates after getting the wicket of Haseeb Hameed of Lancashire during day one of the Specsavers County Championship Division One match between Surrey and Lancashire at The Kia Oval on April 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Speciality tea company English Tea Shop has announced a new one-year partnership with Surrey County Cricket Club.

In addition to becoming the sponsor of the club’s Ben Hollioake Learning Centre – which works with local primary schools – the deal will see the brand’s range of organic teas and tisanes stocked at the ground.

“English Tea Shop is all about premium quality, organic tea – the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon at the Cricket,” says Suranga Herath (pictured), English Tea Shop CEO.

“We proudly source our tea from Sri Lanka, and with the incomparable Kumar Sangakkara in such blistering form in his final season, the timing is perfect for us to sponsor the venerable Surrey CCC and the Kia Oval,” he adds.

“As a business that places learning and development at the core of everything we do, we’re doubly pleased to be the official sponsor of the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre. All of us at English Tea Shop are completely barmy for cricket, and are looking to a fantastic season at the Kia Oval.”

“We’re very happy to be welcoming the English Tea Shop on board at the Kia Oval, especially to be the sponsor of the Ben Hollioake Learning Centre, one of our longest serving and most effective community programmes,” adds Charlie Hodgson, commercial director at Surrey CCC.