Tregothnan - the United Kingdom
Leading Pioneers in British Grown Tea - the United Kingdom
Tregothnan created the first tea gardens in the UK in 1999. Tea thrives in this special microclimate thanks to an 18 metre deep sea creek keeping the temperature close to Darjeeling in India. In 2005, once the first bushes reached maturity, Tregothnan sold the first truly English cup of tea, giving Britain’s number one drink a home on British soil for the first time in history.
Tregothnan, formed in 1334, has the largest, private botanic garden in the UK and have been pioneers of foreign farming in Britain for many centuries, experimenting with the tea genus amongst the oldest and largest ornamental Camellias in the country.