Hosted in Tregothnan's state-of-the-art tea bar, this is the ultimate treat for tea fanatics and includes a unique opportunity to see the UK’s first and only tea plantations. The day will begin with an introduction to Britain’s tea history and future, how and where the Camellia sinensis (tea bushes) grows, and the manufacture of teas. A stroll to the tea plantation at the Himalayan Valley plus an exploration of the herbal tea gardens at Barn Close will brew up an appetite for lunch: a delicious lunch of local seasonal Cornish delicacies. The afternoon session will focus on the story from bush to cup, the differences in loose leaf and tea bags, tea and its health benefits, perfect brewing, and why we should all drink more of it! As well as this the fascinating etiquette of social tea drinking will be explored especially with reference to the Great Estates. The day will conclude with a Tregothnan cream tea, forum and tea tasting certificates will be awarded.
I am warm, friendly and welcoming. As an ex-teacher, I am skilled in imparting knowledge and enthusing guests in our passion for tea. I have been hosting Tea Masterclasses at Tregothnan for over two years, giving my guests an even greater love for Britain's number one drink! I am adept in history, blending, tasting and tea cultivation. I'll introduce you to our garden guides who have unrivalled plant and historical knowledge of Tregothnan's botanical wonderland.
Buffet lunch. Cream tea We will contact guests to ask for dietary restrictions. At the end of the day, a Cornish cream tea is…
Lots of tea! Tea is served throughout the day along with tastings
Guests on Tregothnan's Tea Masterclass will be able to access the largest, private, botanical garden in the UK and see some of the world's largest Camellias and Rhododendrons. The garden protects some of the world's rarest plant species, providing a subtropical microclimate that is also perfect conditions for growing tea. Guests will be able to walk through the first and only English tea gardens and absorb the atmosphere of this unique crop.
Guests must have reasonable mobility in order to walk to and around the botanical garden. The walking tours lasts around 1.5 hours.
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