Well, I cannot contain my excitement & have had to immediately write at the discovery of tea being grown in the really beautiful, & as it turns out, really perfect tea growing climate of Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The Pembrokeshire Tea Company describe their inspiring plans to establish Welsh tea production over the next 4 -5 years. It looks like a growing trend for tea plantations re establishing in the UK again (see Tregothnan Cornish Tea plantation also).
I am enchanted by the mystery of their tea secret ingredient & tea secret location in the Preseli Hills – I suspect they’ll need to carefully guard this hidden treasure to keep it safe from the more curious – I for one would wish to discover the secret!
This Welsh girl is rushing of to order some loose leaves (of course!). They look to have a lovely range, with several launching in 2010, including one named after local heroine Jemina Nicholas who apparently led the men & women of Fishguard into Battle with the French. I am equally fired up about my first sip of Welsh Tea!