Brief Guide to Tregothnan Teas
England in a cup. Tregothnan's unique Classic Tea is a consistent and satisfying blend of exclusive hand-plucked Tregothnan leaves with the finest Assam and China-type leaves. Simply delicious with a bold and full-bodied flavour, this charming tea has a hefty following of celebrit fans.
As Bernard-Paul Heroux put it so perfectly, 'There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea'.
A light and exotic blend of unique hand-plucked leaves from the Tregothnan estate with the finest tea from Darjeeling (Tregothnan's twin). Quintessentially British, Afternoon Tea is delicately refreshing with invigorating citrus notes. Tregothnan think it is best savoured around 3pm (with a Cornish cream tea, of course!) - but it is equally delicious at any time of the day.
How true these words from Henry James are: 'There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea' - Portrait of a Lady.
Almost 200 years after Earl Grey enjoyed this blend, his direct descendant had created the ultimate tribute: Earl Grey made with Tregothnan's ultra-rare tea leaves, the finest Assam, and Citrus bergamia also grown at Tregothnan. Us tea blogger Geoffrey Norma recently raved about Tregothnan's 'perfect Earl Grey'. which he described as 'the most British Earl Grey Ever'. Invigorating and uplifting, it is more subtle and sophisticated than most common commercial Earl Grey blends.
This tea ticks all the boxes - it is rich in health benefits as well as having an incredible flavour. Tregothnan Green Tea grows in unique conditions and is from the same type of bushes as those from which Green Tea was first discovered in China. A loyal fan recently said: 'Tregothnan Green Tea is not bitter like others that I've tried - I have to say it is the best I have ever tasted'.
Tregothnan's pure whole leaf Peppermint infusion picked at Tregothnan has a unique fresh aroma to match its distinctive natural taste. Clean, clear, cleansing, and intensely flavoursome, this tisane is a perfect refreshing digestif.
Red Berry Infusion
Tregothnan's red berry infusion includes strawberries and raspberries from their Kent estate, apples from their Cornish orchards, English marigolds, and pretty bule cornflowers. Surprisingly complex with an intense red colour to match its punchy taste, this bright infusion is perfect for thirsty summer days. The zingy fruit flavours balance perfectly with frexh floral notes for a rich palate.
Lemon Verbena Infusion
Tregothnan's cut leaves give a wonderfully rich lemon scent and piquant taste when infused. Zingy, zesty, fresh and subtly spicy with a tangy bite, this tisane is the perfect after dinner digestif.
Grown at the Tregothnan estate in Cornwall, our Chamomile infusion uses stalk-on flowers. This wholefood has a more fulsome and intense flavour. Beautifully aromatic and sweet, Chamomile is the calming taste of summer meadows.