Tea Gardens of Scotland debuts teas at Bvlgari Hotel
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Their signature tea, Nine Ladies Dancing, a black teais joined by the Tea Gardens of Scotland’s roasted green tea — the first of its kind to come out of Scotland.
The Bvlgari Hotel and Residences is a luxury boutique hotel in Knightsbridge, London with a distinctive modern burst that oozes glamour and authentic elegance. The Bvlgari Group has hotels worldwide in major cosmopolitan cities and luxury resort destinations with further openings planned over the next few years.
Commenting on the debut at the Bvlgari Hotel, a spokesperson for Tea Gardens of Scotland said, “We have been delighted by the encouraging uptake of our tea and how well it has been received. Our aim was to produce an authentic, high-quality, hand-crafted tea, it is a real joy when years of hard work pays off. To be included on the tea menu at the Bvlgari Hotel is a dream come true for us all.”
Nine Ladies Dancing is a black tea with amber to light gold liquor, a bright clear cup, and light, delicate, sweet caramel, chocolate, dried fruit, and woody notes. Named Frisky Rascal after a rescued red squirrel, this Perthshire grown green tea has been carefully crafted from the combined leaf of just three independent gardens in the county. It is a roasted green tea with pale green/lemon liquor, a vegetal and floral aroma that is light, smooth with toasted nuts and grilled artichoke notes.
Regarding the new Frisky Rascal tea, Ronnie Murray of the Tea Gardens of Scotland, said, ‘We have spent many hours exploring match making combinations to achieve perfect pairings for our green teas. There is no shortage of food pairings to complement and enhance the wonderful flavours.” We are all delighted with ‘Frisky Rascal’ tea, it is different, smooth, vegetal and nutty notes make it stand apart from so many green teas that we love from elsewhere in the World. It has been amazingly well received, way beyond our expectations, we are all thrilled.’
A spokesperson for Canton Tea, which specialises in high end, rare teas, and which has helped the Tea Gardens of Scotland place their tea into high end hotels, in London said, “Canton supplies some of the world’s top hotels and we are delighted to introduce Nine Ladies Dancing and Frisky Rascal to Bvlgari Knightsbridge to be available on their Fine Tea menu with their afternoon teas. At Canton we are in awe of the dedication and craftsmanship of these ladies of Tea Gardens of Scotland. The feedback from our customers has been positive which is great credit to the astonishing achievement of these Scottish tea growers.”
Tea Gardens of Scotland consists of nine female Scottish tea growers who all grow tea in their separate gardens in Perthshire, Fife, Angus, and Kincardineshire. They began planting tea seeds in 2016. For the Nine Ladies Dancing Tea, they all pluck on the same day and combine their leaf to make this black tea. It is pure, 100% Scottish grown tea. Tea Gardens of Scotland has previously sold to Fortnum & Mason, The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Corinthia Hotel and Canton Tea.