Thursday, September 27, 2012

Growing Tea in Britain

Here's another article I recently wrote for The English Tea Store blog.

Growing Tea in Britain
By William I. Lengeman III

If the tea-loving British were only able to drink tea that had been grown on their own soil, they’d be out of luck. They currently drink about fourteen pounds of tea per person per year but there is only one producer there of any significance – Tregothnan Estate, in Cornwall. While they turn out a respectable amount for a small grower who only got into the tea business about a decade ago, Tregothnan’s estimated harvest of about ten tons a year is but a miniscule drop in the bucket when stacked up against the nation’s impressive tea consumption...

read the full article here

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