Put the kettle on and grab a few biscuits from the tin as we share a few more cups of tea with the co-founder and executive director of Not On The High Street, Sophie Cornish.
When is your first cup of tea? First thing in the morning I go downstairs, have a little potter and a sort, then sit down at our big table. The house is completely silent and I drink my tea whilst mentally preparing myself for the day ahead peacefully. I always have a quick chat with the most agreeable pet in the house, usually our dog Rufus but today it's Daisy.
What's your first break? My days are usually pretty packed so I don't have a specific time set aside, I just grab one when I can. I do always try to get in earlier to the office than everyone else so I can sit at my desk, have a cup of tea and go through my to do list!
What's for lunch? I'm quite health conscious so usually have a salad. Today it's salmon and watercress followed by fruit salad. But don't think I'm smug - my afternoons are all cake and chocolate. I'm a terrible sugar fiend.
Did you drink tea as a child? I remember when I first got into tea. I must have been about 8 or 9. My mum used to give me tea with lots of sugar. Lovely. I did the same for my children. Naughty.
What is your favourite kind of tea? Earl Grey, as strong as I can get it, with lots of milk.
Do you trust other people to make it the way you like it? Generally yes. If it's hot and milky I'm happy. I used to be ridiculously uptight about it being right (how painful I must have been!) but I've mellowed and just feel grateful now.
Do you drink different teas at different times of day? I drink tea all day long. I have special kinds of brew - short, strong and sugary when I'm really tired. (I call that an espresso tea). Long and weak when I'm thirsty. Earl Grey when I'm trying to give up my morning latte (yes I go through phases of having that too!)
Can you say no to biscuits or cake? And are you a dunker? I'm not a dunker - that spoils both tea and the biscuit. But I love biscuits, cake, chocolate. The office is fully of fabulous bakers so there's always something amazing in the kitchen and everyone knows I'll be the one to eat it.
Do you slurp? No. I sigh contentedly after the first sip though.
Which is your favourite cuppa of the day?
Is there one break that's non-negotiable?
Nope. Tea doesn't mean a break for me. It often means the opposite - cracking on and getting focused.