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Family traditions can have fascinating origins. Almost 180 years ago Charles Alexander Bruce brought assamica tea to the British market, driving the expansion of tea production in Assam. Today, his great-great-great granddaughter Susie Walker-Munro has produced her own single estate tea, Kinnettles Gold. The twist is that this time the tea itself is Scottish. Grown and hand-rolled on Kinnettles Farm in Angus, it has taken eight years of hard work, research, learning, growing and absorbing expert guidance for Walker-Munro to deliver the first limited edition Kinnettles Gold to market. It’s being sold exclusively through PekoeTea, Jon Cooper’s elegant, welcoming tea enterprise which has two shops in Edinburgh. Retailing at £50 for a 20g tin, or £15 for a cup in PekoeTea Stockbridge, Kinnettles has ambitiously positioned itself at the top end of the market and is hoping to lead the way in Scottish artisan tea production. Plans for the future include establishing tea plants in the favourable microclimate of the estate’s walled garden, as part of a scheme looking at the potential for up to 11 other Scottish tea growers planning to transform their wall gardens into tea gardens.
- Open since: 2007