Scottish tea on sale in London
New artisanal tea brand, The Tea Gardens of Scotland, have landed orders with Fortnum & Mason and The Corinthia Hotel with its first batch of tea plucked from nine independent tea gardens across Scotland.
Nine women entrepreneurs joined together creating the Tea Gardens of Scotland collective in 2016, a mission to produce a revolutionary wave of authentic, hand- crafted Scottish tea.
The result of the collaboration is a 100% pure Scottish-grown black tea. Its launch has attracted attention with initial orders placed by the rare tea counter at Fortnum & Mason; and the Royal Penthouse Suite at The Corinthia.
A spokeswoman for Tea Gardens of Scotland said
“We believe that this, combined with our passion, makes Nine Ladies Dancing a tea that connoisseurs should watch out for – and we are thrilled that both The Corinthia and Fortnum & Mason are our early adopters.”
The Tea Gardens of Scotland experimented with seed types from different regions around the world, settling on cold-hardy varieties from Nepal (high altitude Ilam District) and Georgia (former USSR state).
The Tea Gardens of Scotland collective is committed to authenticity and provenance. It funded research to run a pilot study using Ionomics with the School of Biological Sciences at Aberdeen University and The Scottish Tea Factory, pinpointing exactly where in the world the tea was grown. This research is designed to lay the groundwork for more stringent checks and greater reassurance for consumers.
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