Small Scale tea growing and tea making
- High quality artisan tea
- Tea planting
- Tea harvesting
- Small batch tea making
- Tea brewing, tasting and pairing
- Tea consultant talk
- Tea experiences
- Group visits for up to 6 people
- Visits by appointment only
- Interesting itineraries
- Accommodation available
- Crieff 1.5 miles
- Gleneagles 15 minutes
- Perth 30 minutes
- Stirling 30 minutes
- Great tea!
We are trying to create our own unique Scottish tea, using our own leaf to find the best flavours - trials are on a micro scale while the bushes mature, and we hope in four years to have developed a deliciously destinctive loose leaf tea with the characteristic taste and flavour imparted by the environment in which we produce it. The rich alluvial soil is exciting and challenging to work with, our amazing highland water and micro climate adding to the mix - we are enjoying experimenting with our first leaves.
We aim to give a memorable guest experience, whether it is a 2 hour talk and tasting or a weekend emersion. You will sample an array of different teas, local foods and learn from Beverly Wainwright a fascinating tea maker with years of experience of growing tea plants and making many award winning teas. With her help we are developing an understanding of the many processes to creating the perfect cup of tea - it is as much a science as it is a form of art.
The tea garden is in Strathearn, just a mile and a half south of Crieff, a stones throw from the River Earn with glorious views towards the Grampian foothills.
The project began in 2016 - with cold hardy seeds Camellia sinensis, Kolkhida variety from Georgia (ex Soviet Russia). There has been much ground preparation and the seedlings were grown in an industrial greenhouse. The tea plants are now in the ground and the garden is evolving - a huge amount of learning and experimenting is going on.
If you love tea and beautiful countryside - visit us
A tea experience for tea lovers from around the world.
Tea covers a vast spectrum of flavours, from delicate white, grassy green tea, fruity oolongs, rich malty black teas, and woody puerh teas. Creating the perfect cup of tea is as much a science as an art form.
We love experimenting with tea and food, pairing teas with local savoury and sweet foods to enhance and compliment the flavours. For tea pairing use glass teaware so you can appreciate the quality of the whole leaf loose tea and enjoy the vivid colours of the teas as they infuse.
For tea tastings we use traditional professional tea tasting porcelain cups with matching lids and tasting bowl - these are used by professionals around the world for evaluating the characteristics of tea, including aroma, flavour and infusion colour. The lidded cup captures the aromas of tea and the bowl highlights the true infusion colors of tea. Multiple sets are used side by side to compare teas, offering consistency to fairly evaluate the tea samples.