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26 February 2014

Tea grown in Cornwall set to go on sale in Waitrose

When you head on down to self-catering cottage holidays, Cornwall is not the first place you would think of that has people picking tea leaves like those pictured (right) and producing the countries clichéd hot beverage- until now. Tregothnan Estate found just eat of Truro stretches from the exotic style gardens and carries on in patches and plots for around 50 miles, almost all the way to Land’s End.

Tregothnan has just become the first to supply English-grown tea to a British supermarket and rather appropriately. The first ever outdoor camellias were planted here in the nineteenth century, making them the first in the entirety of Europe!

Since 2000, the 100-acre Tregothnan Estate has been growing tea and is selling it locally.

The estate has been owned by the Boscawen family since 1335, and can trace its ancestry to Earl Grey, is even exporting to China of all places as it is a huge hit with people there.

Photo: Alamy

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