Come to a

Cuppa Hope café

Refugee Week 2024: Join refugee storytellers for Tea & Talks

Locations: London

Locations: Edinburgh

Locations: Bradford

Photo: © UK for UNHCR / Pinpep

Come to a

Cuppa
Hope café

Come to a

Cuppa Hope café

Refugee Week 2024: Join refugee storytellers for Tea & Talks

Locations: London

Locations: Edinburgh

Locations: Bradford

Photo: © UK for UNHCR / Pinpep

This year we’re celebrating with the humble cup of tea.

Brits agree that a simple cup of tea has the power to bring people together. In fact, three quarters (77%) of tea drinkers in the UK think having a cuppa with someone can create space for a great conversation, whilst more than eight in ten (86%) agree that a cup of tea can even cheer you up. *

Bringing together refugees, supporters and tea lovers from across the country, we’re looking to start a new conversation about what it means to be forced to flee your home by listening to people’s stories.

To mark Refugee Week, UK for UNHCR is launching Cuppa Hope pop-up cafés for Tea & Talks with refugee storytellers from around the world.

Many cultures share a long history of tea drinking with their own, varied traditions. We’re creating spaces to bring together our shared love of a cosy cuppa and a chat, and the beautiful tea rituals that refugees have brought with them to the UK.

You can join us at Cuppa Hope cafés for Tea & Talks with hosts from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, East Africa, Syria and Ukraine.

Tea & Talks

Great conversations can happen over a brew and at Cuppa Hope, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with refugee storytellers living in the UK over a cosy cup of tea.

After finding out that over a third (39%) of tea drinkers in the UK have no idea of other countries’ tea-drinking traditions, and almost half (48%) are interested in discovering more*, we’ve created a space where you can do just that.

The storytellers will share their perfect cuppa and you’ll sample a range of tea practices and delicious recipes, while learning more about their journeys.

What’s more, the pop-up will also feature a limited-edition ‘Cuppa Hope’ tea, blended to connect us to the human stories behind being forced to flee, bringing people together through the simple joy of talking over a cuppa.

Join UK for UNHCR to celebrate Refugee Week 2024 at Cuppa Hope.

Meet our storytellers, read their stories

Brew a Cuppa Hope at home and carry on the conversation

 

Each storyteller speaking at the Cuppa Hope Tea & Talks has their own favourite tea recipe which reminds them of home. The teas, brewed with flavours from cinnamon to cardamom, are delicious and simple to make.

Sign up to our email list and we’ll send you these recipes, as well as updates on Cuppa Hope, the latest news on refugees and how you can support families forced to flee.

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