A PATISSERIE has delivered 6,000 afternoon tea boxes during lockdown.

Tiptree Patisserie, part of Wilkin and Sons, has adapted its business to deliver afternoon tea boxes to Essex residents during the UK-wide lockdown.

Boxes include the firm’s famous Tiptree strawberry jam as well as cakes, biscuits and scones.

Managing director Daren McGrath said: “People in lockdown were keen to enjoy a treat at home and many of our customers are now sending the afternoon tea box to friends and relations as a birthday gift.

“We quickly created an afternoon tea box for four people: handmade cakes, biscuits and scones, with Tiptree Strawberry jam and optional Cornish Clotted Cream which proved to be a great hit with people in Essex.

“We have extended the options adding fresh Tiptree strawberries and a “Tipsy” version with a bottle of Tiptree Strawberry Gin Liqueur.”

The patisserie has also been been offering customers fresh eggs, flour, milk and cream.

Orders can be made by calling 01376 509101.