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3:56pm 15th January 2013

It is raining cats and dogs and teabags in Cornwall.

The Tregothnan estate near Truro has told Pirate FM the plant they use to produce tea is booming because of the wet weather.

Director Jonathan Jones says they have been growing the type of Camellias for hundreds of years: "It's a kind of Camellia that gives us a tea bush and we're finding that they just love these long, wet periods of time that we've just had like the whole of the Autumn was really, really wet. They just kept on growing so we've now got very, very early flushes of tea in January which is just great.

"We'd be really surprised if every variety enjoyed the kind of weather we're having but certainly the most famous tea if you like, the Camellia Sinensis, the traditional China type tea, is loving it and that's what's really setting the scene for looking like being a very good year."

3:56pm 15th January 2013

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