Happy new year, may this year be full of happiness, health and laughter and fingers crossed a bit of tea travel too 🙂
And while we are at home during covid why not join our friendly Natural Growing Approaches Online Book Club 2021. You are very welcome. Do send me an email if you are interested. We are starting in February 2021. Best wishes from Perthshire, Scotland.
What a lovely day we had with the Landward crew this Wednesday. We plucked tea, made GreenWander and then enjoyed it together. Wonderful. Thank you so much to Arlene, David and Mark it was an absolute pleasure to meet you and I learned so much about filming too.
What a wonderful evening we had at Postcardteas in London last November. I loved meeting all these wonderful tea lovers and tea geeks and sharing our hand rolled organic BlackGold Tea with everyone. Here is a picture of our special evening.
Thank you so much to everyone who came along to this special occasion, thank you to the wonderful Postcardteas Team, especially Tim and Alex and of course a big thank you to talented Katt Weaver for the lovely photos.
We are so very pleased to hear about our 3 Stars Award for our Black Gold Tea made in Perthshire.
This year The Guild of Fine Food had 12634 entries for their Great Taste Awards. Out of all of these entries only 192 have received the highest award – 3 Stars. According to The Guild of Fine Food only those entries which are extraordinarily tasty receive 3 Stars.
We are so happy about receiving this award. Our BlackGold Tea has been organically grown here in Perthshire, it is single estate grown from seed and handcrafted using traditional old tea making techniques. Beautiful nature in your cup!
The judges have said this about our BlackGold Tea:
“Really interesting. A fine, twisted leaf, very refined. The infusion has a delicate, malty character and is delicious, with some good grip on the finish”.
Thank you very much to The Guild of Fine Food and the wonderful judges for giving us this award this year. We are very happy.
Here at Windy Hollow Farm we love and deeply respect nature, our plants, wildflowers and wildlife understanding the farm as a whole ecosystem. We are looking forward to receiving our organic accreditation from the Soil Association in October 2018.
We are very excited about this wonderful upcoming event.
A friendly tea workshop for real tea lovers. Mr Kao is visiting Scotland and is holding a wonderful tea workshop in Perthshire at WindyHollow TeaFarm.
Here is a little info about Mr Kao and his work.
In pure nature and high up in the hills about 90 minutes outside Taipei lies Mr Kao’s wild tea garden. Here about 300 years ago his ancestors planted tea and throughout all these generations tea has been made by his family and now by Mr Kao himself. Mr Kao is known for his wild tea garden and his fully natural approach to tea farming. Plants are part of the whole ecosystem and animals and other plants welcome around his tea. In fact, in his view they all add to the very unique and special taste of his teas and keep them fully natural.
Mr Kao makes a beautifully roasted green tea, a wonderfully fruity and light white tea, a delicious black tea and of course his signature and highly priced Oriental Beauty.
We are delighted that Mr Kao is visiting Scotland and joining us for this very special tea event. We have also organised a translator and you will be able to ask all the tea questions you always wanted to ask.
During the workshop Mr Kao will introduce us to natural tea farming in Taiwan and will share many aspects of his work during the growing and making tea season. We will of course also taste his wonderful teas and he will teach us how to taste and prepare tea. Do join us for this special event.
Vegetarian lunch included.
Come and join us, it will be great 🙂
Date and Time
Fri 10 August 2018
10:00 – 16:30
Trinity Gask, Perthshire
Special Guest at WindyHollow on 10th August 2018
We are pleased and excited to welcome Mr Kao from Taiwan. He is well known for his divine teas and Wild Tea Plantation. He is a supporter of natural and wild tea growing and for him this means allowing other plants and animals to live and exist next to and all around his tea plants and trees without intervention. His tea trees are old and have seen many harvests. Come and join us for this very special day.
During his workshop Mr Koa will share with us his love of tea growing and his mastery of tea making. We will of course then also have a chance to enjoy some of his very special teas. He makes white, green and black tea and of course Oriental Beauty. Normally all of his tea is sold right away to customers in China its therefore quite special that we will be able to taste some of his beautiful teas here at WindyHollow.
The workshop will run from 10am to 4pm. The cost per person is £150 and spaces are limited to 20. The funds will finance Mr Gao’s trip and will also help to pay for a translator. Included is also a homemade veggie lunch. We look forward to spending this wonderful day with you.
Contact Monica firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space.
Even though we love winter at Windy Hollow Farm, with snow and beautiful white hills in the distance we are now starting to really look forward to growing season 2018! Our tea plants are all still asleep in dormancy and will nicely waken up when the temperature rises and the sun nicely starts to shine on them.
It will be such a busy year but we can’t wait!!!
Best wishes from Monica and the whole team at WindyHollow tea farm.