English Breakfast Tea
Our English Breakfast Tea is bold, malty and rich made with the widest variety of leaves ever grown in England, then blended with the finest Assam. This blend incorporates some of the 38 different varieties of Camellia sinensis that were gifted to Tregothnan from growers across the world at the end of the last millennia. When tea growers from Vietnam, India, Malaysia and China heard about our British quest to be the first growers of tea in the UK, bushes were sent in celebration of this momentus and pioneering undertaking and planted in the experimental section of Tregothnan’s tea gardens.
Fresh plucked tea from the each season’s flush can be despatched every weekday from Tregothnan. The leaves are transported to you overnight ready for you to enjoy immediately or store for a few days in the refrigerator. This decadent and delicious tea is lightly scented with the flowers from the tea bushes themselves, the rarest and most elegant varieties ever grown.
Our innovative loose leaf pyramids each hold 3 grams of our unique teas in biodegradable silken tea pouches. All the perks of enjoying loose leaves without the need for a teapot or tea strainer!
Tea Sachet Boxes
Our sachet boxes contain 10 individually wrapped foil sachets, which retains the freshness and flavour in every cup of Tregothnan tea and tisane. Our paper tea bags are easiest way to brew your favourite Tregothnan beverage.
Tregothnan’s new Spitfire Tea is a celebration of the brave men and women who protected our skies since the first RAF planes flew 100 years ago. The iconic Spitfire plane is a symbol of British strength and valour. On 1 April 2018, the Royal Air Force will be celebrating its 100th birthday. To mark this occasion, we have blended this bold, malty English RAF 100 tea – Spitfire Tea, using our homegrown leaves from our Cornish tea plantations. This commemorative tea raises money for the RAF Benevolent Fund who have been supporting the RAF family since 1919. This robust Spitfire Tea is the kind of brew that would have kept our troops hydrated and motivated for action. Set on the banks of the River Fal from which the D Day landings embarked in 1944, Tregothnan shares a great history with the RAF.
Single Estate Tea, the first in the UK
This rare and special tea is made purely from Camellia sinensis leaves from the Tregothnan estate. Light and delicate flavours of the most British tea in history are created far inland in the warm and wet climate on the banks of the deep sea creek of the Fal. Many of the tea bushes now producing the finest teas made their way from China in the 1840’s via Darjeeling, finally reaching Tregothnan in 1999. The soils and temperatures at Tregothnan have become second home to much of the flora associated with tea in Darjeeling and some aficionados note muscatel notes and even Magnolia florals from the famous Magnolia campbellii. The UK’s first outdoor ornamental Camellias are vibrantly approaching their fourth century and grow all around these tea bushes, testament to the truly unique Tregothnan microclimate.
Infuse at 80c in filtered or naturally soft water. No milk or other additions required to taste but this tea is incredible adaptable and compliments a great range of other ingredients in the cup if you wish to experiment. Tregothnan honey is a particular favourite. Re-infuse the leaves as many times as you choose, the record is 12 infusions, equating to 12 cups of tea from 3 grams.
Loose Tea and Caddies
Our delicious teas and infusions in their most natural and sublime form – loose leaves. Take your time and enjoy the ceremony of brewing your favourite cup of Tregothnan loose tea.
Great British Tea
Our bespoke GREAT British Tea is created by Tregothnan for number 10 Downing Street. The government’s GREAT initiative invites the world to trade with Britain and we export this tea globally. The strongest of our brews, this blend is a hearty mix of Cornish tea leaves and the most premium Assam.
The first tea grown in England, Tregothnan’s Classic Tea is hand-picked on our estate in Cornwall and is the perfect morning brew. A consistent and awakening blend of exclusive hand-plucked Tregothnan leaves with the finest Assam, it is simply delicious with a bold, malty and full-bodied flavour.
The first tea grown in England, Tregothnan’s Afternoon Tea is hand-picked on our estate in Cornwall and blended with the Champagne of teas, Darjeeling. This is the most quintessentially British beverage.
Earl Grey Tea
This Earl Grey tea blend is the ultimate tribute to Charles 2nd, the Earl Grey himself, created by his eighth great grandson. Tregothnan Earl Grey tea is a blend of rare Cornish tea leaves from our tea gardens and the finest Assam, infused with pure, natural Bergamot oil.
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, was born on the 13th of March 1764 and was Britain’s Prime Minister from 22 November 1830 to 16 July 1834 and author of the Reform Bill of 1832. He reputedly received a gift, probably a diplomatic perquisite, of tea flavoured with bergamot oil – the delicious tea which has since borne his name.
Tregothnan’s owner, Lord Falmouth, is the eighth Great-Grandson of Charles Grey, through his maternal line. The connection to the historical tea fame was discovered after planting the first tea bushes at Tregothnan so the validation of our authentic Earl Grey tea was pure coincidence.
Our satisfying Green Tea is from the same type of bushes as those from which Green Tea was first discovered in China. The process of creating black teas varies here, as oxidisation is replaced by steaming so the fresh leaves retain their natural green colour.