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Tea time with Prince Philip

Yesterday, the Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a nice cup of tea during his visit to the Tregothnan Tea Estate in Cornwall.


Upon his arrival at Tregothnam, The Queen’s husband spent some time inspecting the estate’s tea plantation and meeting members of staff and volunteers. Despite the rainy weather, he also planted his own tea bush – a Camellia Sinensis. Jonathan Jones of the Tregothnan Estate was certain that soon the bush will produce “the most royal British brew on the estate.”

He then dropped by the tea drying shed, took a look at an edible bouquet of flowers, and learnt about products made from Manuka honey, which is one of the many natural products that one can find on the estate. Later, upon being poured a cup of Earl Grey tea from a giant teapot, the Prince remarked, “You know what this tastes like?…Tea.”

Before he left, the Duke of Edinburgh visited the Diamond Wood to celebrate the success of the Jubilee Woods Project by planting a royal oak. This was the Duke’s first visit to Tregothnan. He was hosted by the tea estate’s owner, The Honourable Evelyn Boscawen.

Prince Philip arrived in Cornwall on Friday. His other engagements on that day included visits to Newquay and Padstow.

Photo credit: paulwoolrich via photopin cc

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