Isle of Mull
Liz & Martyn Gibson are the owners of Isle of Mull Teas. Their vision of a sustainable ten acre croft started in 2013. The croft welcomes volunteers to help nurture an organic model for a range of crops including their tea garden. Isle of Mull Teas have just 100 tea plants at present and look forward to producing their first green tea in 2016.
In time Isle of Mull Teas plan to increase their growing capacity but in the short term it will be a particularly exclusive serving.
Martyn also works as a seasonal tour guide three miles away at Duart Castle and Liz is a Church of Scotland minister helping in a variety of parishes.
Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland in the Region of Argyll and Bute.
What tea is grown so far?
Scottish Antlers is the first tea from Isle of Mull Teas offering a sweetness only available with stem tea this is a fantastic day time drink that invigorates the soul.
NEW for 2016 - Isle of Mull Matcha, Scotland's First ever Matcha, fine powdered green tea.
"We have a passion for fair and sustainable food, and believe that needs to include more local growing. We are clearing bracken and planting windbreaks to enable us to grow more vegetables than is currently possible in the conditions. We have planted fruit trees and soft fruit and got going with our first polytunnel. Our chickens supply us with eggs to feed us and the volunteers and other visitors who we host. Tea was a late addition to our plans but we are delighted with the opportunity to show others its potential, both as a refreshing drink and a promising business."
Liz & Martyn Gibson - Isle of Mull Teas