Tea Experiences and Courses

Tea Tasting with green and black teas in professional tasting cups.

Tea Tasting Experience

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.

Tossing tea leaves in a bamboo basket to cool them after heating the leaves in a roasting pan.

Visit the Tea Factory

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

Black tea blended with rose petals in a heart shape. Creating a romantic tea blend for a wedding.

Tea Plucking, Making and Blending

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.


U.K. TEA ACADEMY PROFESSIONAL TEA COURSES

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.

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What people are saying about our tea factory and tea courses

“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