British supermarket to sell Cornish grown tea
Hi all, Kenny here.
When visiting John Fowler Holiday Parks I often choose to stay in holiday lodges in Cornwall - there's nothing better than spending the morning out on the balcony with a nice cup of tea, while Freddy and the rest of the gang are out with the Foxy Club.
This year I'll be supporting a local business and drinking tea grown on the Tregothnan Estate.
For the first time ever English grown tea will be available to buy in British supermarkets and the Estate has agreed to sell to Waitrose.
Tregothnan is one of the best tea growing regions in the world. The mild, humid air loses its saltiness and replicates the climate of the Himalayas to produce a high quality tea.
Managing director Jonathan Jones said: 'The current extreme wet seems to suit the bushes as long as they are not actually sitting in water.
'The actual productive bushes have been planted near the Fal deep sea creek as it is a microclimate offering the benefits of the ocean without the salt.
'It mimics much of the Darjeeling climate in India or some of the famous tea regions in China.'
Kate Chapman from Waitrose added: 'We're pleased to be supporting such a fantastic British product, with a strong heritage.
'The quality and taste of the tea are of a very high standard, which reflects the demand we're seeing for specialist teas from bespoke suppliers. We're excited to be able to offer Tregothnan tea to Waitrose customers.'
Tregothnan Estate products are also available to buy online here http://tregothnan.co.uk. Although the Estate is not open to the general public, visitors of Perran View Holiday Park might want to arrange a tour of the garden and tea plantations whilst learning about its impressive history.