Sunday, 30 April 2017

Hull Spotlight: Liquid Jade



Doing this Hull spotlight series is a pretty great excuse to make my way around the cutest cafes and shops in my city, one of which is tucked away from the bustling crowds right in the city centre. Liquid Jade is off Whitefriargate hidden in Zebedee's Yard and it's not the type of place you'd just stumble across so it feels like a little secret - apart from the fact that it's always really busy, so it's obviously quite a well known one!

Liquid Jade specialises in loose leaf tea and they have so much choice. I am the most indecisive person ever as anyone who has ever tried to make plans with me will know so choosing which tea I want is a real struggle - I just want them all! I suppose that just gives me an excuse to keep going back though right? Your tea comes in a pot alongside a little hourglass which is timed differently for each type of tea and how long you need to brew it for, which is just the cutest idea and one of those little unique touches that gives a place its character. On this particular visit I went for chai tea, which was absolutely delicious. They also have a small lunch menu and plenty of gorgeous looking cakes (which I have sampled previously and can confirm are delicious!). This visit was actually a 'working lunch' of sorts as my friend and I are starting work on a very exciting project that, although can't be technically classed as 'work' because we're not being paid, served as a good excuse to have lunch out. We've decided that working lunches are definitely the way forward too so here's to many more.







Let's talk about the interiors because although it's the food and drink that really matter, it's pretty nice to consume said food and drink in a pretty environment isn't it? Liquid Jade definitely doesn't disappoint on that front as it's so cosy and homely that you almost feel like you're sitting enjoying a cuppa in someone's living room and that particular someone has an excellent taste in interior design. There's a fireplace, a picture wall, candles, fairy lights and just all the things a café needs to be welcoming, cute and cosy. Because it's set back away from the main street it's also really quiet so you don't feel like you're bang in the centre of Hull - the perfect place to escape to if you're having a manic day of shopping or feeling overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle.

The staff are also so friendly and that really makes a difference doesn't it? There's nothing worse than being in a place where you feel like you're inconveniencing the staff just by being there, but at Liquid Jade they're all so welcoming and happy, which always makes me want to keep going back somewhere. It's also really the only place of its kind in the city centre (that I know of anyway). A bit further out there are plenty of cute little cafes, but at the moment its mostly chains in the centre so its nice to have somewhere with a bit more character.

I actually work in the centre of town and this little visit reminded me that it's somewhere I need to go more often especially as I noticed they have takeout cups. As much as I love a good Costa or Nero I'd feel much better about supporting a local business (and my love of coffee provides a fair bit of business to coffee shops believe me). If you're in the centre of Hull it's somewhere I'd definitely recommend checking out!







If you live in Hull have you ever been to Liquid Jade?

Amy x
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  1. What a beautiful place!! I love tea as well! Will definitely visit when I go to Hull! Thank you for sharing! xxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. Glad to hear you're thinking of coming to Hull lovely, definitely worth a visit! Xx

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  2. What a beautiful place, Amy! This looks like a little slice of heaven, with welcoming staff, endless tea options, and gorgeous decor, what more could you ask for? I love the name as well - Liquid Jade sounds so inviting! The little hourglass tea timer is such a fantastic idea, I couldn't agree more! Ideal for those of us like me who are not tea experts! Thanks for sharing your visit, this series of yours is making me want to visit Hull more and more!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. You should definitely visit! And yes there are so many little touches in this cafe that make it so unique and just lovely in general! Xx

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  3. Ooh what a beautiful, fresh and tranquil space! The use of fairy lights is SO beautiful and I'm totally in awe of that first image - gorgeous, steamy photo Amy!

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Thank you lovely! I wasn't even expecting the steam haha! It is a gorgeous place xx

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  4. Aw these kind of secret places are my favourite! Looove that they give you the pretty timers so your tea is perfectly brewed too! Really enjoying this Hull spotlight series xxxx

    Love Izzy | http://www.adoseofchatter.com

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    1. Thanks lovely! Yeah the tea timers are the cutest idea! Xx

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  5. Wow, it looks such a pretty and interesting place! I really love to drink tea so it sounds right up my street!!
    Have a great day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. It really is and is any tea lover's dream! Xx

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  6. This place looks amazing! I really want to visit there now :)

    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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    1. You totally should, I would definitely recommend it! Xx

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  7. what a beautiful place! If I lived in Hull I would be here every day 😂 x

    G | www.teawithgi.com

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    1. I'm surprised I'm not! Luckily it's not too close to my house otherwise I would be haha xx

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  8. Nice pictures, have a good day

    http://elegant-e.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, hope you had a nice bank holiday weekend x

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  9. That looks like such a cute place to have tea! I love the little timers too, that's a great touch!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Such a cute little touch isn't it? I love it here :) xx

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  10. This place looks like just my cup'o tea! (Ha!) I've never been here before but it's definitely a place on the cards to visit. I'm a big loose tea fan and so is my mum so we would love to visit this place together! Great posts and the pictures are fantastic too xx

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    1. Haha YES why didn't I think of that pun?! I would definitely recommend a visit! Thanks lovely xx

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  11. I've never got round to going to Liquid Jade! I love going out of town and trying their local coffee shops but never seem to try them in my own back yard! I don't drink tea myself but cake is always a good idea right? I'm going here whenever I'm next in town with some spare time!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You should totally go! It's hard with it being in town - I never go into town unless I'm at work but definitely be having some lunch break trips! xx

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  12. I wish I lived in Hull seeing this cute little place. I'm such a tea monster and the fact they have twinkly fairy lights is sooo cute.
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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    1. Haha a tea monster! I'm basically a hot drink monster! xx

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  13. This place looks so warm and inviting! xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. It is the cosiest little place for a cuppa :) xx

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  14. Hull sounds so great! I keep listening to all the press for radio ones big weekend kend and they always say hull is amazing!


    Holly x
    www.hollysbeautybox.co.uk

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    1. Yeah it's so underrated! So excited for big weekend! xx

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  15. Oooh, well Liquid Jade sounds and looks awesome! I love the cute little fairy lights they've got around the inside, so pretty! :)

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

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    1. It's so lovely, yeah the fairy lights make it so homely! xx

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  16. I think that I am going to have to visit this I have seen so many local bloggers talk about this amazing place. It looks so Instagramable as well

    Charlotte x
    www.cupsofcharlotte.co.uk

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    1. It's so Instagrammable, definitely pay it a visit :) xx

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  17. such a lovely place to visit!xxxx

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    1. It is such a lovely little place for a cuppa :) xx

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