Tregothnan Tea is an English tea, actually grown in England.
It is grown at Tregothnan estate owned by the Boscawen family near Truro, Cornwall.
The estate has a plantation of about 8,000 tea bushes (as of 2006) of the Camellia sinensis variety of tea.
Harvesting of the leaves starts when the bushes are about 3 feet (1 metre) tall.
The estate produces both black and green tea in small quantities.
The tea is expensive: the price per 3 oz (100g) is £9 for a blend of Tregothnan and Assam tea, £12 for green tea and £22 for what the estate calls "New Darjeeling" (2006 prices.)
Staff. First leaves of summer. London: Daily Telegraph. 23 July 2005.
Stothard, Peter. Tea from Cornwall. Times Online. 14 August 2006. Retrieved September 29 from http://timescolumns.typepad.com/stothard/2006/08/tea_from_cornwa.html.
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