Terroir, the sense of place, is the single most important reason why tea is a herb that should be savoured rather than simply drunk. Science has given us a thousand reasons for us to drink tea every day. Tea was first celebrated as a medicine and that is more relevant today than it was when tea was first discovered 5,000 years ago. Yet the true appreciation of tea lies beyond its natural healing ability. It is in savouring in fine tea the profound influence of Nature which crafts every aspect of tea, its purity therefore and the diversity of tea grown in different valleys, on hills and mountains, each defined with wonderful complexity by the fingerprint of Nature.