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Tregothnan Tea - A Truly English Tea

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The ultimate Cornish cream tea wouldn’t be complete without Tregothnan Tea. Grown in the perfect conditions on the Boscawen family’s ancient Cornish Estate and on Tregothnan land throughout South Cornwall, it is the world’s first true English tea. What is Tregothnan tea? The tea – Camellia sinensis – thrives on English soil, giving us the first version of Britain’s favourite drink made on its own land, as opposed to ordinary English breakfast tea, which is just the name of the particular blend. What is the history behind Tregothnan tea? Tregothnan was the home to the first outdoor camellias in the...

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Cornish Coast Path Cream Tea Challenge

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The South West Coast Path is 630 miles of marked track that hugs the superb coastline - the longest National Trail in the UK. The Cornish section of the path is arguably the most beautiful and accounts for roughly 300 miles of it. We’ve taken this stunning section of coast path and added a very Cornish twist by marking 20 cream tea destinations along the route for the ultimate 300 mile, 10,000 calorie challenge!   The idea of the Cornish Coast Path Cream Tea Challenge is to complete the route whilst ticking off the 20 listed tearooms and hotels serving...

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The Cornish Cream Tea Explained

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A traditional cream tea is a speciality of Devon and Cornwall where a pot of tea is served with scones, jam and clotted cream. In this article we explain, what are the differences between a Cornish and Devon cream tea, where to find the best cream teas, how Devonshire and Cornish clotted cream differs and the history of the Cornish cream tea. History of the Cornish Cream Tea The exact origin of the "cream tea" is disputed, but Devonians claim there is evidence that the tradition of eating bread with cream and jam started at Tavistock Abbey in Devon in...

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All About Cornish Food Traditions & Producers

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This article is about all things Cornish food, covering the traditions and dishes that Cornwall has become famous for, along with a detailed guide to local food and drink brands from the county. Traditional Cornish Dishes Walk through Padstow in the summer and you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t eating an ice cream, fish & chips or a pasty. Food is a key part to the county’s draw for millions of tourists every year. The region is famous for producing lots of great tasting food and drink, some of which began in Cornwall and others that have become...

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20 of the Best Afternoon Teas in Cornwall - Updated 2022

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Last Updated: 29 March 2022 View full size image. Jump to afternoon tea in - North Cornwall - South Cornwall - West Cornwall Newquay, Padstow, Bodmin, Bude, Launceston and North Cornwall Afternoon Tea The Padstow Harbour Hotel (Formerly The Metropole Hotel)Station Road, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8DBhttps://www.harbourhotels.co.uk/padstowFull Afternoon Tea £20 per person* - Served with a selection of sandwiches, plain and fruit scones, clotted cream and jam and a selection of cakes and sweet treats.Sparkling Afternoon Tea £28 per person* - Full afternoon tea with a glass of proseccoChampagne Afternoon Tea £32.50 per person* - Full afternoon tea with a glass of...

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