Meet teabot! With the right adjustment from Tea Master Tom, the tea robot is being trained to only pick the freshest leaf tips. Teabot is already our best friend when it comes to pruning over 26 miles of tea! Teabot is another world first from Tregothnan, born in the social distancing era!
Last week the heatwave coincided with a flush of leaves on the Assam tea bushes at Tregothnan to create the strongest black tea ever grown in Europe. The volume of tea per bush is also a record, equalling the yield from the finest bushes in Assam and Kenya.
Tregothnan recorded temperatures hotter than India and Kenya. The rain forecast is perfectly timed to promote even more growth, now 300mm shoots of tea are expected this summer.