Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Known in the world of tea by its colonial name, ‘Ceylon’, the tea-shaped country of Sri Lanka is one of the world’s most celebrated exporters of tea. It is an exciting time for the country as this year, Sri Lanka is celebrating its 150th anniversary of its historic tea industry.

The climate on the mountainous island creates the ideal conditions for growing the Camellia Sinensis tea plant.

Ceylon teas vary in flavour depending on terroir, the season of picking and post-harvest production. These wonderful teas are usually characterised as strong, rich, dark and complex. In more recent years these tea plantations have begun to produce more high-quality Ceylon green and white teas as well.

Ceylon green teas - such as the Gunpowder variety - generally have a much stronger flavour than Chinese and Japanese green teas, whereas its silver needle teas are delicate, rare and very sought-after amongst tea connoisseurs.
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Authentic Christmas Tea Blend - No.31

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This unrivalled Christmas tea is made with exquisite Ceylon tea enriched with the finest festive spices. The seasonal spices and aroma bring this tea to life.

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Ceylon Adam's Peak Extra Special - No.04

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This Extra Special FBOPF tea from Adam's Peak Estate is a testament to the smooth and rich flavours it produces.

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Ceylon Breakfast (BOPF) - No.02

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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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Ceylon Lover's Leap Tea - No.17

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This Orthodox FBOP has a shorter oxidisation process that preserves the delicate flavours and offers a brisk, sweet and mildly astringent flavour.

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Ceylon Lumbini FBOPF Extra Special - No.18

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The award-winning Lumbini tea garden produces some of Sri Lanka’s finest teas. This Ceylon black tea imparts a clean and astringent flavour.

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Ceylon Pettiyagalla - No.21

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This tea gives offers a spicy infusion with cinnamon, warm caramel and cocoa notes. This is perfect as mid-morning or afternoon tea.

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Decaffeinated Ceylon Black Tea - No.10

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This orthodox Ceylon BOPF is perfect as a decaffeinated breakfast tea. Imparts a milder flavour with hints of sweetness.

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Distinctive Ceylon Ruhuna - No.23

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This leaf tea is grown in the Southern region of Ceylon. The conditions in this region, creates a dark leaf, which makes for a brisk and delightful brew.

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English Breakfast Tea - No.01

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This whole leaf, full-bodied English Breakfast Tea offers a delicate balance of strength and flavour. A smooth and delightful tea to start the day.

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Irish Breakfast (Strong) - No.13

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A brisk and pungent breakfast tea. Hails from the celebrated Nuwara Eliya region of Ceylon offers a strong and astringent brew without the bitterness.

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Luxury Ceylon Pekoe - No.20

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A premium Ceylon black tea made using the orthodox method used in Sri Lanka for 150 years. The tea imparts a crisp, smooth and characterful flavour.

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Mary Grey - No.15

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Made from the finest Ceylon black teas, this version of a classic Earl Grey imparts a delicate and fruity flavour.

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Organic Ceylon Gunpowder - No.62

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A refreshing and characterful version of rich Ceylon green tea, this organic Gunpowder is a wonderful choice for the adventurous and health conscious tea drinker.

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Orthodox Ceylon Bogowanthalawa

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Teas produced in Bogowanthalawa have bright liquor and good strength and pungency without an overpowering astringency. This tea makes a wonderful choice of breakfast tea.

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Orthodox Ceylon Kandy

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Kandy is the home of tea in Sri Lanka. We have chosen this tea for its rich and crisp flavour that truly showcases the quality of the teas made in this region.

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Orthodox Ceylon Maskeliya

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Journey through the nostalgia of a traditional Ceylon cup of tea with this Ceylon black tea, grown in the foothills of Adam痴 Peak.

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Orthodox Ceylon Nuwara Eliya

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This tea, produced in Nuwara Eliya, imparts a delicately fragrant brew with an exquisite bouquet of unique flavours.

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Rare Ceylon Silver Tips - No.50

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An exceptionally rare white tea, these Rare Ceylon Silver Tips from the Imboolpittiya garden impart a delicate flavour with notes of pine and honey.

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Royal Ceylon Gunpowder - No.68

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This exceptional and rare Ceylon green tea is rich in healthy antioxidants and imparts a rich and characterful flavour with hints of oakiness.

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Single Origin Ceylon Kenilworth

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The teas from Kenilworth impart a coppery bright liquor and lively and smooth flavours. A perfect alternative for a breakfast tea.

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