Monday, March 14, 2011

Tregothnan Tea in the USA

Tea House in Tolverine, near the Tregothnan Gardens

Fancy That is pleased to be an authorized retailer of Tregothnan Tea. Let’s turn to Tregothnan Tea for a moment! It is the only tea grown in the UK! A little about the Tregothnan Tea:

Tea was first mentioned in British literature in 1615. The British took it to Africa and India, in fact wherever in the Empire it might be grown. Tregothnan has a history of botanical firsts and is home to original introductions of Magnolia and rarities from Darjeeling. These Magnolias now tower to 60ft and are among the worlds largest in cultivation. Tea comes from a special form of Camellia sinensis: Tregothnan was also first to grow Camellia ornamentally outdoors 200 years ago.From their web site: “The belief in doing things well has persevered at Tregothnan: the Estate has stayed within the same family since 1335. Seven years of trials have been undertaken to achieve these fine teas that really deserve the accolade ‘English Tea’! Tregothnan is putting the English into English tea. The search for the perfect tea was intensified when it was proven that high quality tea really thrives in certain places on the Tregothnan Estate in Cornwall. Translated from the Cornish language 'Tregothnan' means 'The House at the Head of the Valley' and the beating heart of the Estate is the Private Botanic Garden.”

Tregothnan is passionate about growing and collecting plants, including many rare specimens and this passion is the inspiration for our range of English Estate products and experiences, notably the UK's first tea plantation and manuka honey production.

It’s great to see this continuing as part of Tregothnan. The Boscawen Family have lived at Tregothnan since 1335. The Tregothnan Garden is the home of English Tea and the inspiration for the growing range of products.

So there it is! A fine tea from England, actually grown IN England, available now from Fancy That. Not able to come to our Shoppe in Walpole, MA? Fancy That ships Tregothnan Tea Products anywhere in the continental USA (FPO and APO's excluded). Call (toll free 1-888-323-2TEA (2832) or email for more info. Or you can purchase from our Facebook Store! Added to our line of fine imported confits, French Biscuits, and English Devonshire Cream, we proudly offer Tregothnan Tea in sachets: Tregothnan Tea in the USA at Fancy That!

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