TASTING EXPERIENCE - 2.5 hours
This is an introduction to tea, including 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 £40 per person. To check dates and book click the link below in the TEA COURSES section. To enquire about small group discount and book a private tasting session for 4-6 people please contact us.
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! Please contact us to book a visit.
Cost £50 per person or £80 per couple
TEA PLUCKING and TEA MAKING
Learn how to puck and make tea! These courses are available only in the summer season. Contact us to register your interest for 2020!
TEA BLENDING EXPERIENCE – 2.5 hours
Learn about the art of tea blending and create your own bespoke blend to take home.
£40 per person – minimum 2 people per booking. If you are interested in creating a tea blend to celebrate a special occasion please contact us for further details and to discuss your ideas.
Licensed trainer Beverly Wainwright runs professional level U.K. Tea Academy TEA CHAMPION 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
” The Basics of Artisan 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