Hermes Investment Management, the £24.1bn manager focused on delivering superior, sustainable, risk adjusted returns to its clients – responsibly, has announced Australian tea specialist, T2, has launched at centre:mk.
Located on the Silbury Arcade, adjacent to Cath Kidston and L’Occitane, the new 1,063sq ft store brings over 200 different loose leaf and herbal tisane teas from all around the world to the heart of Milton Keynes. Designed by an in house team, the bold store will also provide all the brewing essentials including teapots and tea sets.
Growing their portfolio of stand-alone stores within the UK, this is only the brand’s second store to open in the South East in addition to the brand’s locations in London, Cheltenham and Bath.
Ed Sellick, asset manager at Hermes Investment Management, said: “We have a growing mix of lifestyle brands opening in centre:mk. In addition to our latest openings, T2 is a great international brand to add to the line-up. The store offers a diverse retail experience providing unique and fragrant teas from all around the world, appealing to a wide range of our customers.”
Jane Hoban, T2 global marketing director, said: “The UK market is very important for us as a brand emerging globally. We are hugely excited to bring our growing tea family to Milton Keynes and to be opening in centre:mk alongside such a great high-end and international brand mix.”
The store is the latest opening on the Silbury Arcade and joins the upsized Pandora in addition to other recent openings Kiko and Kiehl’s; cosmetic brands from Italy and the USA respectively.