Life's Cup of Tea

Friday, 10 January 2014

The Tea Grown in England.



 Despite the blog name, I have never done a post about tea... until today. My mum gifted me some English made tea for Christmas.  I wasn't even aware we grew and made tea in England, despite being famed for drinking it! This stuff is grown and made in Tregothnan in Cornwall, so for me is probably about as local as you can get. 
The tea plants are able to grown here due to the relatively mild climates of the South West Coast and the micro-climate the plantation sits in. It takes many years for the Tea Bush (there is a posh name but I shall not bore you with that) to develop enough to get a nice cuppa from it, so as of yet Tregothnan is the only tea producer in the UK.
It tastes great and it has the satisfaction of very few Airmiles too. I love the little tea quote on the back of the teabag packets (keeping them extra fresh) which just adds something to the tea drinking experience . We all love cute quotes right?! Due to the price, I won't be drinking this full time but I am definitely going to get some more to keep in the Cupboard for guests and special occasions when I want something more than just a PG tips! Plus what a talking point! 
Are you a massive tea drinker? What's your favourite brand / type of tea?



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7 comments:

  1. Oooh Cornish tea, interesting. Very interesting.
    I'm completely and utterly addicted to tea. Mainly Yorkshire tea but i'll take whatever's going!
    Did you hear that Paignton Zoo did it's own coffee blend last year? I'm not really a coffee drinker but that was pretty cool.
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. I didn't know that! I'm not a massive coffee drinker either but that could make some quirky gifting if they do it again this year! x

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  2. I'm a big tea drinker although i'm not much of an expert although I do enjoying your typical Yorkshire brew to English Breakfast, Raspberry to say Earl Grey. We have a wonderful little tea shop that's a lovely place to relax and try some exotic flavors. English home grown tea sounds appealing though!

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    1. I feel I need to get more adventurous with my tea drinking, there are almost too many flavours sometimes! x

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  3. How fantastic! I'm not a massive tea drinker--although I do like a nice chai latte--but this is an awesome foodie product. I've seen tea bushes at The Eden Project but I would never have guessed that they could grow outdoors, even in Cornwall!

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    1. We are obviously underestimating the warmth of the British climate! .... hmmmm....

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  4. I'm obsessed with Chai tea lately but my all-time favourite still is Earl Grey. Lapsang Souchong is also one I like for winter time paired with some chocolates.

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