Tea Grown in Plymouth for the first time?


Plymouth Tea attempts to grow tea in Plymouth for the first time in history at the Walled Gardens Maristow.


As you are aware currently the UK climate is not ideal to grow tea with only one company in Cornwall successfully being able to produce small quantities. We at Plymouth Tea have never let a little thing like climate get in the way of achieving a dream!


With that in mind we have teamed up with Jenny and her project at the Walled Gardens of Maristow. If you haven’t been to this part of Plymouth then you are really missing out. Lopwell Dam is a small piece of Paradise and Plymouth Tea is currently being served by Jayne at her delightful Tea Room and restaurant ‘The Old Pump House’


The WGM is situated about half a mile along the river’s edge from Lopwell Dam and is a huge project that Jenny has undertaken to restore the whole area to its former glory. In partnership with Plymouth Tea we have decided to attempt to grow about an acre’s worth of tea. Hopefully this could see tea being grown in Plymouth for the first time.


If you would like more information on the Walled Gardens of Maristow please see their Facebook Page which can be found from the following link






“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.” 
― Lin Yutang, The Importance Of Living

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