Rare limited edition loose leaf black tea expertly made from hardy varieties of camellia sinensis plants grown in the furthest North location in the UK!
For the frst time ever, loose leaf tea grown in Orkney is available to buy! Grown and harvested in small quanitites by Norse Pilgrim Ltd on the idyllic island of Shapinsay, this unique project has been 5 years in the making. Camelia Sinensis plants take several years to mature and only now is a limited edition product available in small quanitites, following a collaboration with Orkney College's Agronomy Institute. The tea is expertly produced at The Scottish Tea Factory, Creiff by tea-making expert Beverly-Claire Wainwright. There are two products available to buy: Norse Noir is produced from 100% Orkney grown tea and is light and bright with notes of salted toffee and kelp. Norse Ruby is a blend of 20% Orkney grown tea and 80% leaf from a small artisan grower in Myanmar, with notes of sherbert, nectarine and citrus. Norse Noir retails at £22 including postage for 15g and Norse Ruby is priced at £12 including postage for 20g. A perfect gift for the rare tea lover in your life or a special treat for you and or your friends to savour and enjoy! If all remaining liquid is drained off after the first brew, a second equally delicious brew can be made to prolong the real 'orkney tea experience'. The Orkney tea Plantation has attracted media attention as a groundbreaking project - being featured in The Orcadian, Scottish Daily Mail and on the BBC's Radio Orkney, Radio 2 , Radio 4 and Five Live as well as on 'Reporting Scotland' TV news. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-63388633