Ceylon Breakfast (BOPF) - No.02

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weight: 50g Packweight: 125g Caddyweight: 250g Packweight: 1kg Pack

Ceylon Breakfast (BOPF) - No.02

This fine loose-leaf Ceylon Breakfast Tea is full-bodied and well balanced. The leaves impart a refreshing brew, to be enjoyed in the morning.

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Tea Story

This exquisite breakfast tea imparts all the well-loved characteristics of premium Ceylon teas. The BOPF (Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings) grading of this black loose leaf tea gives a strong and full-bodied cup with an abundance of flavour. The tea leaves have a beautiful caramel aroma with a golden-dark colour and full-bodied brisk flavour unique to the acclaimed tea region.


For those who seek an authentic Ceylon tea, this version is certain to tick all the boxes, and this makes a wonderful choice of breakfast tea too!

Our Ceylon breakfast tea is grown in the foothills of the mining town, Ratnapura. This region receives a high amount of rainfall (over 2500mm a year) which helps ensure lush green tea buds every season and the rich soil and climatic conditions factors heavily into its unique character and shape. 

Ratnapura is a low elevation tea garden, which gives our orthodox Ceylon Breakfast tea a more robust and brisk flavour, as opposed to some of the high elevation Ceylon teas, such as our Orthodox Ceylon Nuwara Eliya tea.

About the factory

Founded in 1968, the BHP group was established by Mr B H Perirs. Since its inception, it has expanded and now includes two tea factories. The Nawalakanda factory, where our Ceylon Breakfast tea is produced, has wonderfully strong ties to the local community. In fact, they deem this a very important aspect in their work, stating “we believe we’ve discovered the formula for the perfect cup of tea: a strong connection with our local community and a mastery of blending single origin tea learnt through decades of experience…”

The Nawalakanda factory also has firm relationships with almost 6000 smallholder farmers. This investment in community and relationships is one of the many reasons we love working with them.
The factory also has stringent quality testing for their teas, and the process in which they are produced is aimed towards maintaining the quality and retaining the famous taste and characterises of Ceylon tea. 

The Ceylon Tea industry celebrated 150 years this year and they know a thing or two about make a great cup of tea. The tea process begins with getting the best raw material and in this case succulent two leaves and bud. They then take them through a meticulous production process – which is a form of art and well as science.   

A picture containing beverage, tea, food, outdoorDescription automatically generatedA hand holding a green plantDescription automatically generatedThe leaves are carefully withered, rolled and fermented. During the process of rolling, this is where the oxidation and fermentation takes places in black teas. With contact to air, the tea leaves’ chemicals (flavonols) oxidise and form molecules (polyners) which help determine the character of the tea. The distribution of the polyners influences the strength, colour and briskness of the tea.

The process of fermentation follows, when the leaves turn copper-red brown and the tea’s unique fragrance starts to unfurl. This length of time is dependant on the variations of tea, but in Ceylon’s humid climate, this generally takes up to four hours. This ensures the liquor is strong and flavourful.

 

 

The leaves are then carefully dried in conditioned hot air; this makes the cell fluid stick to the leaves, giving them the dark brown colour you see before brewing them. The finished tea is then sorted by hand, delivered to The Tea Makers of London and then carefully placed in your cupboards!

DID YOU KNOW?  The antioxidants in two cups of Ceylon black tea are equivalent to the antioxidants in one glass of red wine, seven glasses of orange juice, or 20 glasses of apple juice!

Ingredients: Pure Ceylon Black Tea.

 Read more about the story of this authentic Ceylon breakfast tea here.

 

Optional Preferences

We want you to indulge in the best our teas have to offer. This is the perfect tea to enjoy with or without milk.

For serving suggestions, please review our Tea Tasting notes below. We suggest you pour 200ml of 100° boiled water into your cup. 

Food Pairing

This Ceylon Breakfast tea is ideal to enjoy with a light breakfast, such as porridge, cereal or fruit salad.

As it is a versatile and wholesome drink, the tea is also great paired with a roasted chicken dinner, and surprisingly, quiche too!

 

Region & Time of Harvest

This tea is harvested all year round from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

 

Tasting Notes

 

Brewing Guidance

Customer Reviews
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Rating:  
Excellent Comfort Tea for a rainy day
Thursday, 13 June 2019  |  Ian

Having read the reviews we took the chance and order 1kg and I am glad we did.
On opening the sealed pack we detected the aroma of dried apricots, cacao and fresh, fresh tea.
On pouring the boiled water over the leaves there was a burst of fruit notes that settled into that fresh, fresh almost picked green leaf note.
It makes a strong cup with notes of fresh dry grass, freshly picked green leaf and a subtle after taste of honey.
From our perspective a great breakfast cup to wake your taste buds up and comfort you, with thoughts of summer, on a rainy day.

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Rating:  
Favourite!
Monday, 25 March 2019  |  Brian

favorite! Will be purchasing much more of this.

 

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Rating:  
Our favourite black tea
Tuesday, 12 March 2019  |  Jack

Excellent flavour. Our favourite black tea.

 

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Rating:  
Has the punch and flavour of a good breakfast tea
Saturday, 19 January 2019  |  Boris

My favourite tea. Has the punch and flavour of a good breakfast tea. Actually good any time.

 

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Rating:  
Excellent tea for the morning
Monday, 10 December 2018  |  Vadims

Excellent breakfast tea for the mornings.

 

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