Perthshire quality water + good tea - what's not to taste!
If tea is fresh and you have good tasting water - it is hard to go wrong. Good tea has a unique aroma, a body, and an after taste. Tea bags are convenient and fast, made with fine particles - but in a bag you never get the complex flavours and body. The nuances of loose whole leaf tea are what you need to achieve the legal euphoria that whole leaf tea can give, leaving you hydrated and focused.
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.
At home 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.
Bespoke tea tastings may be booked in conjunction with our accommodation - or for maximum 8 people in our tea tree house.
Contact us to discuss - Hosted Tea Tastings and Sampler Tea Tastings of 6 teas including one of our very own Scottish teas alongside teas selected from other gardens around the world with expert opinions and tasting notes, together with pairing platters to compliment the choices.
Notes on: - How to Taste Tea (Like a Pro :-) and descriptive vocabulary to evoke a sense of taste and place with your fellow tea-lovers.
The Crieff Food Company source delicious foods locally. We are working our way through the cheese counter, the meat counter and of course the chocolate all of which are great paired with our Black tea. The mild Torrylinn cheddarmade on the Isle of Arran is especially good with our white and black tea!
Crieff fish Shop Have local Scottish fish which pairs beautifully with our Green tea!