We are extremely excited to be announcing the launch of this incredibly rare tea that we have created with Michelin star chef, Raymond Blanc, for Eurostar Business Premier.
This Cornish Smoked Manuka Earl Grey tea is one-of-a-kind, release to coincide with the opening of Eurostar’s new Business Premier lounges. Our Trading MD, Jonathon Jones, and Sales Manager, Richard Millgate, attended the opening today in Paris to celebrate this special occasion. The tea a blend of leaves from our plantations, assam smoked over Manuka woodchips, natural oil of Bergamia and Manuka flowers.
The Manuka woodchips give an elegant smoky flavour to the tea, with a rich, caramel colour in the cup. This is complemented by the refreshing aroma of Citrus Bergamia imparted by the Bergamot oil. Smooth, clean and subtly sweet, this tea will be unlike any you have tried before.
The process to create this exclusive tea for Eurostar draws upon many of the natural resources at Tregothnan. Sustainably coppiced wood has been cooked in retorts set within Tregothnan woodland to create charcoal used to smoke this tea. Manuka woodchips have then been added to the fire to infuse a light, honey scented smoke. The tea has then been blended with sweet Manuka Flowers and infused with Bergamot oil. The Manuka bushes from which the chips and flowers are derived are grown next to the tea bushes at Tregothnan, protecting them from the prevailing wind.
Working closely with Eurostar has allowed us to combine passion and innovation, to inspire the creation of this bespoke tea for their Business Premier passengers. Our journey began in July with a visit from Raymond Blanc and the Eurostar team to immerse themselves in Tregothnan’s truly unique environment.