The origins of our Organic Ahinsa Ceylon Black Tea
A fine loose-leaf Ceylon tea with a full-bodied flavour, this single origin organic black tea is a great option for a brisk and healthy breakfast tea.
Produced in Ihala Millawa, in Sri Lanka's Western Province from the Camellia Sinensis, our Ahinsa boasts a bright copper infusion with a caramel aroma and beguiling flavours of lychees and honey. This wonderful tea is FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe) graded and has the classic characteristics of a bold Ceylon tea, making it perfect with milk – and a little sugar, if you like.
Like all black teas, Ahinsa's small, dark brown rolled leaves are packed with polyphenols. These plant-based antioxidants are largely responsible for the widely reported health benefits of drinking tea, ranging from reduced inflammation and improved cardiovascular health to lowered risk of certain cancers. Add to that the bonus of it being chemical- and pesticide-free and you will definitely want to keep a caddy in your kitchen.
About Ahinsa tea
Fun fact: Ahinsa (or, more commonly, Ahimsa) is a Jain, Hindu and Buddhist belief in the sanctity of all living things and the need to avoid harm and violence. For the team at Nilmini Estates, it was the perfect name to bestow on a tea produced in a way that respects humans, animals, plants and the environment.
Founded in 1999, Ahinsa is the flagship organic tea of Nilmini Estates, which launched the brand to expand and promote organic tea production in Sri Lanka. Located in the low-lying landscape of Sri Lanka's southwest, Nilmini sits on the border of Dellawa forest, part of the World Heritage-listed Sinharaja Forest Reserve – the largest remaining tract of unspoilt tropical rainforest in Sri Lanka.
Today, Ahinsa tea factory produces this lively Ceylon loose leaf tea with leaves supplied by 186 fully certified organic tea farms from around Sri Lanka, each of which is regularly monitored to check compliance.
Alternatives this Single-Origin organic black tea
Ceylon teas are nothing if not diverse, and our tasters have sampled some of the country's best for you to try. Kenilworth is a great alternative breakfast brew, while Luxury Pekoe, Ruhuna and Bogawantalawa are lovely full-bodied teas. Adam's Peak has a rich flavour and an abundance of silver tips. Or, for a more delicate style, look to Nuwara Eliya or the high-grown Lover's Leap. Alternatively, explore our Assam teas for a familiar, yet distinctly malty character.