Tea Gardens of Scotland

Tea Gardens of Scotland

Name of organisation/business: 
Artisan Tea Gardens Ltd
£99,100 from Angus LEADER, Fife LEADER and Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER
Scottish Rural Development Programme priority: 
Enhancing the rural economy



Various locations across Angus, Fife, Perth and Kinross

Artisan Tea Gardens Ltd is a collaborative partnership of nine tea growers, two in Angus, five in Perth & Kinross and two in Fife, who aim to grow 100 percent Scottish tea for lovers of traditionally-made produce.

Growing the tea is technically challenging in a Scottish climate and the product will, therefore, command a premium price among tea enthusiasts. To overcome the challenges of establishing, growing, tending cropping and processing Scottish tea, the project includes specialist advice from expert tea consultants and special equipment for working in the individual gardens.

Once established, hopefully within two or three years, the group aim to develop a tea-trail around the sites, allowing their fans to see the gardens and compare the teas.

Find out more about the project in our short film below, part of the SRDP on Film series.

SRDP on Film: Tea Gardens of Scotland from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.