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Ceylon Tea Estates and Pure Ceylon Tea Types

Pure Ceylon tea products have been renowned for over a century as one of the best teas the world has to offer, thanks to the high quality of pure Ceylon tea. Pure Ceylon tea is famous for its versatility as well as the diversity and individuality of its flavour and strength.

Ceylon Tea Estates and Regions

Most Ceylon tea estates are situated at elevations from 2,000 to over 6,000 feet. Ceylon tea estates are located in the hilly landscape of Sri Lanka and are blessed by the lush, verdant environment they reside within. Ceylon tea leaves are picked all year round with the finest teas gathered from late June to the end of August in the eastern parts, and from February to mid-March in the west.

Ceylon tea is not a single product but a range of Ceylon tea types produced in diverse and distinct climatic zones of Sri Lanka. The six main tea-producing areas are: Galle; Ratnapura; Dimbula; Uva; Kandy, the low region near the ancient royal capital; and Nuwara Eliya, the highest area that produces the finest teas. In addition, there are a further 38 sub districts which contain single gardens producing unique varieties of pure Ceylon tea. The connoisseur certainly has a Ceylon tea product for any mood or occasion.

The type of Ceylon tea produced by the main Ceylon tea estates and regions

Galle: Pure Ceylon tea from Galle has regular-sized, well-produced leaves. Brewing gives an amber-gold appearance, a scented aroma and smooth subtle taste.

Galle tea tip: Drink with milk for a lovely afternoon tea.

Ratnapura: Lower quality tea that is generally used in Ceylon tea products that blend different Ceylon tea types. Pure Ratnapura Ceylon teas have a slightly sweet aroma and give a smooth, gentle taste.

Ratnapura tea tip: Drink with a little milk.

Dimbula: The best tea comes in the dry months of January and February. Dimbula Ceylon tea is noted for their strength, body and powerful aroma. The exquisite taste is almost oaky. Dimbula Ceylon tea tip: A great afternoon tea, best with milk.

Uva: The best tea is harvested from June to September and produces a distinctive mellow flavour. Pure Ceylon tea from Uva is copper-coloured and has a very smooth, pronounced taste with a wonderful aroma.

Uva tea tip: A fine morning of day-time tea to be drunk with milk.

Nuwara Eliya: Noted as the best Ceylon tea product, or the "champagne" of pure Ceylon tea. Nuwara Eliya Ceylon tea products give a rich, golden brew with an exquisite smooth taste and a delicate aroma.

Nuwara Eliya tea tip: Best with little, or no, milk.

Ceylon Tea Types

Ceylon tea products are generally made with black tea, but Ceylon tea estates have been experimenting with both green and oolong teas. Some Ceylon tea estates also produce silver tip white tea that gives a very pale straw-coloured liquor and should be drunk without milk.

Black Ceylon Tea Types: More oxidized than other varieties, it is generally stronger and has a crisp aroma reminiscent of citrus.

Green Ceylon Tea Types: Made from unfermented leaves and contain high concentration of antioxidants. Ceylon green teas are full-bodied with a pungent malty to nutty flavour.

Silver tip Ceylon Tea Types: Highly prized with a significantly higher price than other tea types. Silver tip tea is grown, harvested and rolled by hand with the leaves dried and withered in the sun rather than by machinery. Silver tip tea products give a golden-coppery brew and have a delicate flavour with notes of pine and honey.

Ceylon Tea Facts

  • Ceylon Tea Fact 1: Teas from the highest regions in Sri Lanka are described as the 'champagne' of Ceylon teas
  • Fact 2: Black tea leaves, a speciality of Ceylon tea products, are richer than fruits and vegetables in antioxidants such as flavomoids and polyphenols.
  • Fact 3: 4kg of tea leaves are needed to make 1kg of black tea
  • Fact 4: One tea plant will produce around 70kg of pure black Ceylon tea per year.
  • Fact 5: A tea plant in Sri Lanka takes 4 years to mature and will then produce Ceylon tea for at least 50 years.
  • Fact 6: Ceylon tea leaves are divided into two groups for grading: Leaf grades are Orange Pekoe (O.P.), Pekoe (Pek.) or Souchong (Sou.) or; Broken grades are Broken Orange Pekoe (B.O.P.), Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings (B.O.P.F.), Dust (D.) or Organic Tea.
 
 
 
     
  • Ceylon Tea

    Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka known as the best tea in the world has its natural unique uniqueness and reputation running through more than a century. The tea sector in Sri Lanka has always been a vital part of its economy. For over a century Ceylon Tea has been the best tea throughout the world since its unique characteristics, flavors and aromas, dependent on a myriad of climatic conditions, plantation environments and elevation.

  • Green Tea

    There are three main varieties of tea, green, black, and oolong. The difference between the teas is in their processing. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and supposedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. So it is noted that green tea has many health benefits. Olinda green tea with its fragrant and delicate taste is also available in packets for those who prefer to drink green tea the traditional way.

  • Black Tea

    Black tea is an esteemed classic throughout the world. Because of the fermentation process, black tea is usually richer in color, more penetrating in flavor, and has a higher percentage of caffeine compared to other teas. For those who prefer milder flavors, you can add a dash of honey, cream, or soymilk for a truly delightful sipping experience.

  • Sri lanka Tea

    Tea Production in Srilanka, formerly Ceylon, is of high importance to the Sri Lankan economy and the world market. Sri lanka is the world's fourth largest exporter of tea and the industry is one of the country's main sources of foreign exchange and a significant source of income for the country.

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