The first tea grown in England, Tregothnan’s Classic Tea is hand-picked on our estate in Cornwall and is the perfect morning brew. A consistent and awakening blend of exclusive hand-plucked Tregothnan leaves with the finest Assam, it is simply delicious with a bold, malty and full-bodied flavour.
Great British Tea
Our bespoke GREAT British Tea is created by Tregothnan for number 10 Downing Street. The government’s GREAT initiative invites the world to trade with Britain and we export this tea globally. The strongest of our brews, this blend is a hearty mix of Cornish tea leaves and the most premium Assam.
Earl Grey Tea
This Earl Grey tea blend is the ultimate tribute to Charles 2nd, the Earl Grey himself, created by his eighth great grandson. Tregothnan Earl Grey tea is a blend of rare Cornish tea leaves from our tea gardens and the finest Assam, infused with pure, natural Bergamot oil.
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, was born on the 13th of March 1764 and was Britain’s Prime Minister from 22 November 1830 to 16 July 1834 and author of the Reform Bill of 1832. He reputedly received a gift, probably a diplomatic perquisite, of tea flavoured with bergamot oil – the delicious tea which has since borne his name.
Tregothnan’s owner, Lord Falmouth, is the eighth Great-Grandson of Charles Grey, through his maternal line. The connection to the historical tea fame was discovered after planting the first tea bushes at Tregothnan so the validation of our authentic Earl Grey tea was pure coincidence.
The first tea grown in England, Tregothnan’s Afternoon Tea is hand-picked on our estate in Cornwall and blended with the Champagne of teas, Darjeeling. This is the most quintessentially British beverage.
English Breakfast Tea
Our English Breakfast Tea is bold, malty and rich made with the widest variety of leaves ever grown in England, then blended with the finest Assam. This blend incorporates some of the 38 different varieties of Camellia sinensis that were gifted to Tregothnan from growers across the world at the end of the last millennia. When tea growers from Vietnam, India, Malaysia and China heard about our British quest to be the first growers of tea in the UK, bushes were sent in celebration of this momentus and pioneering undertaking and planted in the experimental section of Tregothnan’s tea gardens.
Our satisfying Green Tea is from the same type of bushes as those from which Green Tea was first discovered in China. The process of creating black teas varies here, as oxidisation is replaced by steaming so the fresh leaves retain their natural green colour.