Ranked as one of the finest teas in the world, this single garden tea is the product of almost 700 years of continuous cultivation.
Tea made from the first tea bushes to grow in the UK is nurtured in the very gardens where it was discovered that Camellia could grow outdoors over 200 years ago. Such incredible history and ‘botanical buccaneering’ are enabled by a tiny microclimate, covering just 150 acres of Tregothnan.
The inimitable conditions help explain the remarkable results and flavours of these award winning teas.
Respectfully ageing the tea leaves is key to the inimitable liquor and taste of deep sea creek tea. The early tea yields from the first tea grown in England were laid up for 15 long years to create a remarkable tea to enjoy today or for continued maturing in your collection. The ancient art of maturing tea is reinforced with the science of oxidation and climate control. Yunnan and Tregothnan share a relative humidity and soil pH that leads to perfect maturation of tea. If you wish to store the tea in a drier region then you may wish to use a humidor for longer term storage.
These rare leaves were harvested and processed by the tea team at Tregothnan, trained and supervised by Jonathon Jones OBE.
Simply wrapped and presented in parchment, these rare consignments are available in very limited quantities and small batches. 135 grams per consignment.
This rare tea comes complete with numbered certificate and extensive tasting notes, making it a true collectors item for tea connoisseurs.
Video insights to the growing and making of such rare tea is offered to each customer.