This rare and special tea is made purely from Camellia sinensis leaves from the Tregothnan estate in Cornwall. 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 environment at Tregothnan is home to much of the same flora growing in tea regions like Darjeeling. Some tea aficionados taste muscatel notes and even Magnolia florals from the famous Magnolia campbellii in Tregothnan’s Single Estate tea. 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 80ºc in filtered or naturally soft water. No milk or other additions required to taste but this tea is incredible, adaptable and complements 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.