Scotland’s first tea plantation launched its Dalreoch White in New York City in June and in July signed a $155,000 contract with Mariage Freres International, the premium salon de thé in Paris. “To meet demand we’ve taken on two more staff and are going to have to build a Scottish tea manufacturing base,” said Wee Tea Plantation owner and managing director Tam O’Braan.
Posters announcing the new tea appeared in 19 Paris shop windows and were the focus of a twitter campaign.
“We’re delighted that raising our profile in New York last month led directly to the deal with Mariage director Humbert de Beaumont,” said O’Braan. “It is truly fantastique! As they say in France.” Learn more: www.weeteaplantation.com