Far from being a plant just suited to the steamy tropics, we learned that the Camellia sinensis tea bush grows more slowly in cooler conditions, which encourages finesse and fine flavour in the finished tea.
The knowledge that our Jersey climate had potential to produce high quality tea captivated us, and we immediately began our research.
Come 2017 we were more than satisfied by the merits of three sheltered microclimates and started planting. Six acres on, and a few lessons learned, our plants had bedded in well and we’d experimented widely with different processing techniques to establish what best suited our Jersey tea leaves.
We launched in November 2020 with small batches of whole-leaf black, green and white tea, all complex and expressive examples.
We’re very proud of what this young Jersey tea company has managed to achieve in a short time, and unashamedly enjoy to sip and savour the results of our efforts – we hope that you too will enjoy our tea.