Edinburgh-based tea merchants PekoeTea have today unveiled a unique, brand-new Scottish single estate tea - Kinnettles Gold. This distinctly flavoured tea is grown and hand-rolled on Kinnettles Farm in Angus by Susie Walker-Munro.
Only 2kg of the tea has been produced this year, which will be exclusively retailed by PekoeTea in limited-edition 20g tins.
The tea has been processed using secret techniques, specially-developed for the Scottish climate with the help of tea consultant Beverly-Claire Wainwright of Teacraft. Beverly’s philosophy is to match processing methods to suit the terroir, rather than copying methods from other countries.
Until this year, small batches of Kinnettles Gold were processed by Susie using methods from Darjeeling that were not bringing out the full flavours of the tea. As Scotland’s terroir is unique, Beverly has created unique processing methods to ensure the tea lives up to its full taste potential.
PekoeTea, founded in 2005, boasts two Edinburgh tea shops as well as an online retail business, and is operated by Jon Cooper and his wife Esther. Their range of over 100 single estate loose-leaf teas makes them unique in Scotland. They are one of only a few tea companies in the UK to import direct from source.
The tea will retail at £2500 per kg. 1.5kg of Kinnettles Gold is being packaged in numbered limited-edition 20g tins priced at £50 each. The remaining 500g is being kept for sampling and referencing.
The tea is available for pre-order online and in store from today, to be distributed on Friday 20th November 2015.
For a perfectly-brewed cup of Kinnettles Gold, visit PekoeTea in Stockbridge where a limited number of cups will be available at £15 per serving.
Read the full press release here.