Kinnettles Gold Scottish black tea was launched in 2015 and is created by tea grower Susie Walker-Munro who started the Tea Gardens of Scotland group. On returning to Scotland after managing a tea estate in Sri Lanka, my first consultancy job was to help Susie develop and launch Kinnettles Gold onto the market.
This is the latest black tea to be produced in the Scottish Tea Factory. It is made from leaf grown in all 9 of the Tea Gardens of Scotland group and is currently being sold exclusively in Fortnum and Mason. If you are interested in pre-ordering some of this seasons “9 Ladies Dancing” contact firstname.lastname@example.org
”Birdsong” is a green tea that is made from leaf grown in Perthshire at St. Martin’s Abbey and Broich Tea Garden in Crieff. Production is in very small batches by hand at the Scottish Tea Factory. To enquire about this tea contact email@example.com
Glen Caladh tea are currently conducting experiments at the Scottish Tea Factory in order to produce their first Single Estate Black Tea.
I have been working as a tea consultant in Myanmar at 5 Trees Estate in Mogok to develop a new small scale tea factory and to create a line of new teas with the team at Mogok Tea. The teas are on sale in the USA at: https://www.rakkasantea.com/collections/burmese-tea
Tea Scotland is an association for tea growers in Scotland. In 2021 several members of Tea Scotland from as far afield as Arran and Orkney are bringing leaf for the first time to the Scottish Tea Factory in order to start experiments to produce a collaborative black tea blend using leaf from various members gardens.
Transparency is extremely important to us and In 2018 the Scottish Tea Factory was commissioned by Tea Gardens of Scotland and Aberdeen University to produce over 20 batches of 100% Scottish grown teas. These teas were used as part of a pilot study, together with over 100 tea samples from overseas, that used ionomic testing as a way to prove Scottish provenance. The study was successful and the Scottish Tea Factory is moving forward with an authenticity scheme for Scottish growers in 2020. We aim to develop a “mark” for our packaging that can inform and reassure consumers that the tea they are buying is genuinely Scottish.