Organically grown in Jersey and handcrafted using traditional methods
The Jersey Tea Company began in 2016 and is owned and run by two couples, Katherine and Terry Boucher and Michelle and Cardin Pasturel. As well as working on the tea farm we also have other careers as health professionals (Psychologists and Chiropractor) and in the finance industry. We started The Jersey Tea Company because we wanted to be involved in working with the land (in particular thinking about regenerative farming and biodiversity) and doing something different to our “day jobs”. One of us heard on Radio 4 about teas being grown in Scotland and remembered that Jersey has a history with tea, with the Oversea Trading Corporation being an important trader in tea. We then researched whether it would be possible it would be to grow tea in Jersey (looking at average annual rainfall; soil quality; sunshine hours etc.) and discovered that this could be something that worked! So, we started experimenting with tea plants in our garden, and progressed to having two fields and a nursery of tea plants.
At The Jersey Tea Company we have three main aspirations:
Katherine and Terry Boucher; Michelle and Cardin Pasturel