Trying Out Tregothnan’s Earl Grey Tea

Following on from my explorations of Tregothnan’s Classic Tea, I also had a chance to find out how their Earl Grey stands up to the other Earl Grey blends out there. As mentioned in my previous article, the Tregothnan teas currently being stocked by Waitrose appear only to be sold in bagged form. For the …

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Trying Out Tregothnan’s Classic Tea

Tregothnan is the first and only tea plantation in England. Here, in a quiet corner of Cornwall, Camellia sinensis plants are cultivated for use in an impressive range of truly English teas (and tisanes). The owners of the private estate, which dates back to the 14th century, began growing ornamental Camellias 200 years ago, but …

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Tregothnan, Earl Grey (Hot) & More

The United States has never been known as a nation of tea consumers or tea producers, although for a long time now we've had our own homegrown tea estate - South Carolina's Charleston Tea Plantation. Over in the United Kingdom they are known for their immense consumption of tea, but they have never done much …

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Growing Tea in Britain

If the tea-loving British were only able to drink tea that had been grown on their own soil, they'd be out of luck. They currently drink about fourteen pounds of tea per person per year but there is only one producer there of any significance - Tregothnan Estate, in Cornwall. While they turn out a respectable …

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England’s Homegrown Tea

The English love tea. Yeah, no kidding. A statement like that ranks right up there on the blatantly obvious scale along with such gems as rain is wet and dogs bark. Though tea got its start in China, the English were probably more instrumental than anyone in spreading it to the rest of the world. …

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