The Tregothnan Estate is responsible from bringing tea to Cornwall. Ornamental camellias have grown in abundance on the Tregothnan Estate for more than 200 years, making them the oldest outgrowing plants in the country. These tea bushes enjoy conditions free from salt winds and other hazards, mimicking conditions in renowned tea-producing regions such as Darjeeling in India.
Tregothnan’s camellia bushes are carefully tended by expert technicians in the plantations of the Estate. Tregothnan teas do not require large machinery to process the leaves, and the drying, chopping and sorting is all done by hand.
This tea also uses leaves from the Glenburn Estate, in Darjeeling, India. The two tea estates have worked closely for many years, and share a passion not only for the serious science of tea itself, but also a love of the whole tea experience and complementing nature. Exchange of research, tea science and tea bushes has led to strong connections being formed at many levels, and Tregothnan works with Glenburn to ensure that the best possible leaves are blended and have been grown with the same passion and attention to detail that Tregothnan itself invests in its gardens and people.