“There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it (…) said the Hatter with a sigh: ‘it’s always tea-time(..) ‘Take some more tea,’ the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Among Camellia sasanqua of its exhibition space at Orticolario 2017, Compagnia del Lago Maggiore, leader in the camellias nurturing, presents its newness, dedicated to tea-lovers: the possibility of buying a real plantation of miniature-format Camellia sinensis specimen (the tea plant) to nurture it on your terrace or in your garden, producing tea at your own place. For every purchase you will have a free box of Compagnia del Lago Maggiore tea, produced with the 2017 harvest.
And more… Compagnia del Lago Maggiore is starting a biological green-tea production, in the next year going to be a large scale production. Where? Not in classic place as China (where tea has been known for eighteen centuries ) or in Japan, but rather in Italy: on the Lake Maggiore, inside a protected area, where soil and ideal climatic conditions recreates a natural habitat for those plants. Now the company is starting to nurture 50 thousand plants.
Events inside the Compagnia del Lago Maggiore space, Ala Cernobbio
At time 10.30 – 12.30 – 15.00 – 17.00
“Camellia sinensis: from shoots to preparation of the tea… do-it-yourself” (duration of the event: 20′)
You will know some stories and curiosities about the first large-scale tea production, along Alps slopes and you will be present at different phases of tea preparation, starting from Camellia sinensis leaves.
With Paolo Zacchera, Compagnia del Lago Maggiore owner, and other specialists.
Compagnia del Lago Maggiore
Verbania Fondotoce (Vb)