“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
The Scottish Tea Factory runs a variety of tea courses and experiences including professional level U.K. Tea Academy TEA CHAMPION courses.
TASTING EXPERIENCE - 2.5 hours
This is an introduction to tea learning and is a short course that involves a presentation about the history of tea and the Scottish pioneers who were involved in developing tea growing. You will learn about the art of tea making from Tea Consultant Beverly Wainwright who has managed a tea estate and set up 3 small scale tea factories around the world. The course also covers the different tea processing methods and as it is set in a small working tea factory you will see tea making equipment. You will learn about tea brewing and tasting and will taste 6 different teas from around the world. Course materials and tasting sheets will be provided for you to take home.
Cost £40 per person (minimum 2 people per booking). Small group rate for up to a maximum of 6 people £180
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!
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. You will take home a small pack of tea.
£40 per person – minimum 2 people per booking. If you are interested in creating a tea blend to celebrate a special occasion please email email@example.com for further details and to discuss your ideas.