Our Tea Garden Is Coming
- posted 30th November 2018
The tea plants have arrived and we have prepared the bed ready to make our very own little tea garden in the spring. Tea (Camellia Sinensis ) is an evergreen, glossy, dark-green leaved member of the camellia family which surprisingly grows well in Scotland. In fact there are already a number of Scottish, commercial tea producers who sell luxury brand tea to the likes of Fortnum and Mason! We plan to have a small tea garden for demonstrations, tastings and a small crop. The plants will over winter under cover and then be planted out in the spring. The tea garden will add to the other food crops grown on site – along with a bit of an adventure into growing something completely different.
For more information on some of the current tea producing activity in Scotland go to Tea Gardens of Scotland or Wee Tea Company