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Ceylon Tea

Ceylon tea, pure Ceylon tea, green tea, black tea | Imperial Teas

The four growing areas of this paradise island produce teas at different times of the year depending on the prevailing monsoon wind. The higher gardens produce medium bodied liquors with a bright refreshing flavour, sweet aroma and delightful colour. The lower areas give a darker, stronger cup especially the broken "orange pekoes". Kandy, the district of gemstones yields fine but robust teas. The Uva district has teas with good body, a little bite and fine character. Over the mountains in Dimbula are found teas with clean, fruity flavours and coppery red colour, perfect for the afternoon. Nuwara Eliya, surrounded by mountain peaks up to 9000ft and fed by pure streams have a lighter, crisp flavour and bright, clear colour, again ideal for the afternoon. Teas from Ceylon are generally lower in caffeine and tannin. The term "Orange Pekoe" and "Broken Orange Pekoe" are synonymous with Ceylon teas and refers to the second leaf down the stem. Pekoe comes from the Chinese "Pak Ho" which means white hair after the downy hairs found on the underside of the best leaves. In character they sit somewhere between the body of Assam and the floweriness of darjeeling. All these teas can be taken with milk or a slice of orange. Adjust strength and brewing times accordingly.

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  1. Ceylon Precious Jewel

    Ceylon Precious Jewel

    A real speciality, this rare tea with a smooth, malty character and richness reminiscent of the finest Assam with a very elegant leaf, edged with silver. Currently the highest priced tea at auction in Sri Lanka. New Vithanakande is situated near Ratnapura, the fabled city of gems, in the heart of the low country planting district of Sri Lanka. The factory is perched on a hill overlooking the world famous Sinharaja rain forest.

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    £12.30 per 100g

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  2. Ceylon Ruhunu

    Ceylon Ruhunu

    A very distinctive, large leaf that gives a satisfying, good coloured infusion. Brightly flavoured with nuances of spice and fruit. The soil of Ruhunu, combined with the low elevation of the estates, causes the tea-bush to grow rapidly, producing a long, beautiful leaf that turns intensely black on withering and is particularly suited to ‘rolling’.

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    £4.00 per 100g

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  3. Ceylon Montecristo

    Ceylon Montecristo

    Our lowest grown tea from the pretty Kandy District makes a refreshing breakfast tea and is ideal with milk or even cream. It has a full bodied, smoothly robust infusion with a lovely fragrance.

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    £4.50 per 100g

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  4. Ceylon Battalgalla

    Ceylon Battalgalla

    A remarkable garden in the highest growing area of Nuwara Eliya producing a sophisticated, deep coloured but light, refreshing cup. The beautiful colour of the infusion can be truly appreciated when taken without milk and perhaps a slice of orange. It has an exquisite flavour and aroma. Nuwara Eliya is to Ceylon Tea what Champagne is to French Wine.

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    £5.00 per 100g

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  5. Ceylon Lovers Leap

    Ceylon Lovers Leap

    This tea has a delicate, slightly reddish semi-broken leaf, golden in colour with a soft, highly aromatic cup typical of these altitudes. A top tea from this picturesque garden in the Nuwara Eliya district. The garden received its romantic name after a lady who jumped to her death from the cliffs together with her lover who was not befitting her rank.

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    £3.90 per 100g

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  6. Ceylon Pusselawa

    Ceylon Pusselawa

    The strikingly beautiful, black pine needle shaped leaf yields an infusion with a mild, sweetish, fruity flavour and light body. It is a dark red in colour with a fruity, spicy aroma. An outstanding garden producing a delicious and unique tasting tea which even neighbouring gardens cannot imitate. Grown to 5,000 feet up on the eastern slopes of Sri Lanka's central mountains, teas from the Nuwara Eliya district have quite a distinctive flavour.

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  7. Ceylon Meddecombra

    Ceylon Meddecombra

    This plantation produces a tea with a darker coloured infusion than most Uva District types with a full body. It also exhibits the usual spicy, fruit aroma.

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    £4.40 per 100g

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  8. Ceylon Naturally Decaffeinated

    Ceylon Naturally Decaffeinated

    An anthracite coloured, long and wiry leaf which is mild and tender in taste with a copper coloured infusion and pleasant fragrance. The tea is safely decaffeinated using the CO2 technique.

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    £6.00 per 100g

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