30th April 2012
Tregothnan is pleased to announce the debut of its limited edition Classic Tea this summer to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Euro 2012 and the Summer Season.
Tregothnan’s Classic Tea is quintessentially British: a satisfying blend of rare hand-plucked tea leaves from the UK’s only tea plantation at the Tregothnan estate in Cornwall and the finest Assam leaves that combine in the vintage Union Jack tea caddy.
The unique and distinctive flavour is distinguished by its bold, full-bodied taste, which makes it a deliciously delightful cup of tea appropriate for all indoor and outdoor summer occasions.
Jonathon Jones, Commercial and Garden Director, said: “This summer sees a spectacular celebration of everything that makes Great Britain great and we can think of no better way to celebrate that than with a cup of classic Tregothnan tea from Cornwall. This limited edition tea will be available in both loose leaf caddies and tea sachet boxes in all of our 300 UK stockists including Fortnum & Mason and leading independent retailers, tea shops and fine hotels such as Claridge’s and Browns.”
The Classic Tea will be unveiled at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May, alongside the full product range from Tregothnan including its exclusive Manuka honey, herbal tisanes, unique Kea plum jam, new infusion teapots and seasonal British bouquets. All Tregothnan products, including Classic Tea, are available here.
26th April 2012
We will now be hosting educational visits to Tregothnan for students to learn about the growing of tea and its incredible 36 hour journey from bush to cup.
If your school or college would like to come and see us, please click here or ring us on 01872 520000.
24th April 2012
Swanpool Beach Café in Falmouth is pleased to announce that it is the UK’s first establishment on the beach to be serving Cornish-only tea from the Tregothnan estate, thanks to a budding new partnership of the two local businesses. With only 15 miles between Tregothnan and Swanpool, there is a natural partnership for the two successful Cornish companies to work together.
Pete Lochrie, owner of Swanpool Beach Café, is committed to using local produce and jumped at the chance to make his tea menu exclusively Tregothnan grown, including four black teas and ten herbal infusions.
Pete said: “We are delighted to be one of the country’s first businesses to be selling Cornish only teas. Not only are they are such a high quality product but the fact that they are grown just a few miles away is very important to us - we use local produce wherever we can. We are particularly happy that we can bring our customers the same high quality that one can expect at Claridge’s and The Ritz at our humble beach café!”
A place where heritage and innovation meet, Tregothnan is internationally known for producing the first and only tea grown in England. The tea - Camellia sinensis - thrives on its estate in the unique environment lining the waters of the Fal estuary.
Since selling their first cup of truly English tea in 2006, Tregothnan has captured the imagination of the tea-drinking public – not only in Cornwall but in some of the most salubrious establishments in the UK. Excitingly, the current owner of Tregothnan, Lord Falmouth, is a direct descendant of the legendary Earl Grey himself.
Duncan Hutchings, tea specialist at Tregothnan, said: “Swanpool Beach Café was the obvious choice for a new local stockist for Tregothnan and we are very excited to be working with them. The setting is simply wonderful and the environment friendly, fun and welcoming. Whilst we are supplying our teas to Fortnum and Masons, Browns and The Ritz, we are reaching out to a wider customer base so that locals and tourists can come along to Swanpool and dine alfresco with a delicious Tregothnan cuppa and a slice of homemade cake.”
Swanpool Beach Café can be contacted on 01326 314740.
19th April 2012
Join us on Sunday 24th June from 4pm until late, for a wonderful evening of food and fun, to be hosted by celebrity chef Thom Hunt from Channel 4’s ‘Hugh’s Three Hungry Boys.’
Hunter-gatherer Thom will be cooking up a medley of alfresco feasts, including freshly caught and Manuka smoked fish from the River Fal, plus other deilicious local meats seasoned with foraged herbs.
All food will be cooked on our large riverside barbecue using Tregothnan's sustainable British charcoal. An unlimited salad bar will be available, along with a huge choice of drinks at our fully licensed bar in the cottage.
Book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets available here:
19th April 2012
Join us on Sunday 17th June at 6pm, for a fabulous performance by Bish Bash Bosh Productions, who will be showcasing their latest play 'The Tin Violin.'
We have a variety of tickets available including (click links to buy now):
THEATRE ONLY TICKETS
PRE-DINNER AND THEATRE TICKETS
Includes the following choice of local mussels with a bucket of fries or crusty bread:
Mussels Marinière - white wine, garlic, herbs, cream
Mediterranean Mussels - tomato, shallots, garlic, herbs, chorizo
Thai Mussels - spring onion, lemongrass, lime chilli, coconut milk, coriander
The Tin Violin: "The life of the violinist and composer Joseph Emidy is one of the most extraordinary of modern times. Born in Guinea, West Africa in 1775, at the height of European colonialism, Emidy was first captured as a slave by the Portuguese, then kidnapped by the British Navy, serving as a fiddler on The Indefatigable during the French wars. Landing at Falmouth, Cornwall and being presented with a magical tin violin made by an illiterate miner, Emidy became a musical genius of the early nineteenth century.
Boy Josh finds himself embarking on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. His epic adventure demands a resistance against the most savage of oppression before he finds freedom and love in music and song. On the way he meets mad sailors, gabbling Cornish fools, crazy fishermen and a woman who softly plays the strings of his heart.
Funny, tragic and compelling, the play offers an extraordinary parable of humanity that raises questions about identity, belonging and place, and also turns upside-down preconceived ideas about West Britain and the continent of Africa. Rich with dialect, dance and decadence, this play will make you jig your heart out..."
Book early to avoid disappointment and feel free to bring your own seats, blankets and cushions!