For anyone interested in finding out what it takes to make a cuppa from a few green leaves...
Learn how to make tea at home from a few tea plants in your garden OR for a deeper understanding, learn how to grow tea from seed and process black and green tea on a small scale.
TASTING EXPERIENCE - 2.5 hours
This is an introduction to tea, including a short presentation about tea history and the Scottish pioneers who were involved in developing tea growing. Learn from tea expert Beverly Wainwright who has managed a tea estate and set up 3 small scale tea factories around the world. The course is run in a small working tea factory where you will see tea making equipment. You will learn the basics of tea brewing and taste 6 different teas from around the world.
Cost £70 for 2 people. To book or enquire about group discount email email@example.com
FACTORY VISIT and rare tea tasting – 2.5 hours
Learn about small-scale tea making from an expert, see the processing equipment in the tea factory and understand how it is used. There will be a short presentation about some of Beverlys work around the world with micro producers and you will taste a selection of rare hand made teas including a Scottish grown tea. This is a more informal session with plenty of time to talk to Beverly about all things tea! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your visit.
Cost £50 per person or £80 per couple
TEA BLENDING EXPERIENCE – 2.5 hours
Learn about the art of tea blending and create your own bespoke blend to take home. A lovely experience gor for HEN PARTIES or small groups of up to 6 people.
£70 for 2 people. To book: Email email@example.com to book or enquire about group discount.
SPECIAL BLENDS: If you are interested in creating a bespoke tea blend please email for further details and to discuss your ideas.
If an experience or visit can’t go ahead due to government covid regulations, I will do my best to reschedule and offer an alternative date. Cancellations for other reasons 14 days or more in advance of the booking will receive 50% of the payment. For cancellations less than 14 days prior to the booking date are non-refundable. If for any reason the tea factory has to cancel a booking , alternative dates will be offered. If the dates are not suitable, a full refund will be given.
Licensed trainer Beverly Wainwright runs professional level U.K. Tea Academy TEA CHAMPION and U.K. Tea Academy certified TEA MAKING courses at the Scottish Tea Factory. We do not charge VAT on our Tea Academy courses because we are a small business and are not VAT registered. See course dates and BOOK in the TEA COURSES section below.
“Bev has incredible knowledge and experience in tea growing, tea making (ie withering, rolling, fixing, oxidising - all sorts of complex technical stuff, bespoke to the leaves), tea tasting and training. She’s amazing! Her Scottish Tea Factory is a remarkable venture. Also it’s a stunning building in a gorgeous location! Highly recommend a visit for one of her courses.” Mary Macdonald
“Fantastic tea blending course on Saturday, a must for any tea lover. Bev is wonderful, knowledgeable and engaging.” Niamh Conlon
”Black Tea Making - MASTERCLASS”
“The perfect course for anyone wanting to learn how to make Black Tea. The essential course if you plan to sell your product” I attended Beverly’s first course in the new Scottish Tea Factory, on the subject of making Black Tea. Anyone with a computer and access to Google can discover the stages to making tea, but Beverly puts the ‘flesh on the bones’. How long? What temperature? Is the humidity important? ...I thoroughly commend it!” Donald Fraser