Cornish Tea Challenge!
Although I think coffee is the most ‘drunk’ drink in the world. We all know that us English types love our tea! In Cornwall we are no different. And I know how much our guests love a good cuppa!
We put Cornish tea brand Cornish Tea Company ‘Smugglers Brew’ to the test when Claire Travers and family joined us for our old favourite, scones with jam and cream and a few buttered crumpets too, on a wet foggy day in half term.
We set out to see if what they say is true “Watch out Tetley, look out Taylors of Harrogate and mind your PG Tips, there is a new kid on the block”.
‘Smugglers Brew’ is a premier quality, ‘everyday’ black tea blend.
The Cornish Tea Company was started in Looe by Tom Pennington and his Uncle, Duncan Bond. It means a lot to them that they have managed to combine a love of an honest cuppa, with a love of Cornwall and produce something that is really giving pleasure to so many people each day.
Tea is imported from Kenya and Malawi and blended (by their secret blender) in the West Country.
This tea is aimed at people in the world who drink a good honest affordable cuppa on a daily basis, but also those that want a tea that is not showing the lack of quality brought on by corporate demands for reductions in cost and maximising profits. Sounds good to us!
Can we taste the claim to be the freshest everyday tea brand to hit the shelves in over 20 years? Yes, I think we can based on how many times the pot was refilled!
At Lower Barns we love giving our guests the very best we can find and we love local produce. What’s better than turning up to a hot cup of tea and a slice of cake?! If you can think of anything let me know!
I have to say, we are doing bubbles with cake, instead of tea, on arrival with on New Year’s Eve!