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No. 4

Adam's Peak - Loose Leaf Tea

Ceylon Black Tea

Rich in silver tips and caramel aromas, this high-grown tea from Sri Lanka is one of the finest Ceylon teas you’ll find – ultra smooth and utterly delicious.

From: Maskeliya, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka

LOOSE LEAF TEA
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We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

UK Deliveries

 

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£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

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Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Economy

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Tracked

From £15.95

Feedex

3-5 days, up to 8*, Tracked

*Most deliveries will be made within the usual time-frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

 

Rest of the World

 

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Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

International Buyers (Including EU) – Please Note:


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our single origin Adam's Peak tea


With its crisp yet smooth flavour and heavenly aromas of caramel and spice, our Adam's Peak loose-leaf tea from Sri Lanka is the pinnacle of high-grown teas from the hilly country. Made from the most tender buds and bursting with silver tips, it's an outstanding example of a Ceylon tea that can be enjoyed mid-morning or in the afternoon.

Taking its name from Sri Lanka's iconic 2,243m-high mountain, also known as Sri Pada, Adam's Peak has a delicious richness that's hard to top. Its FBOPF (Finest Broken Orange Pekoe Flowery) graded tea leaves have an abundance of silver tips that brew to a brilliant orange infusion with a deliciously rounded mouthfeel. Rich in flavonoids, Ceylon teas such as Adam's Peak is associated with health benefits, including lowered cholesterol and reduced risk of infection. Adam's Peak is particularly flavoursome when taken with a little milk, although you can make it a vegan tea by serving it black.

The smooth and delicate flavour of this exquisite single-origin black tea can be attributed to the unique weather and terroir of the Adam's Peak plantation, where it's grown. Here 2,100m above sea level, the misty morning mountain dew and long periods of intense sunlight endow teas with an exceptional flavour. Situated between Nuwara Elliya and Ratnapura district, in the highlands of southwestern Sri Lanka, this tea estate was one of the very early plantations cultivated in the region, founded in 1870 in the shadow of the holy mountain.

Read more about our Adam’s Peak Loose Tea

For hundreds of years, Adam's Peak has been a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus, who variously believe that Buddha, Adam or Shiva left their footprint on the mountaintop. Today, the holy mountain area is also renowned for producing characterful and authentic orthodox Ceylon brews – like this extra-special tippy tea.


Alternatives to this delicious black loose leaf tea


Ceylon teas are renowned for being as diverse as the varied terrain they are grown in. Luckily, we offer a wide range of styles, some available in a caddy as well as tea bags, individually wrapped or otherwise. For another high-grown tea, try Lover's Leap or, for a more delicate style, our Nuwara Eliya. Kenilworth is lively and smooth, while full-bodied brews include Luxury Pekoe, Ahinsa, Ruhuna and Bogawantalawa teas. Alternatively, for something popular, do consider our English Breakfast or Earl Grey teas.

For the full range of Ceylon teas, see our Tea Shop. While you're browsing, you might like to check out our range of stunning teaware, which runs from elegant glass pitchers to bright and bold ceramics.

Ingredients


Sri Lankan Black Tea

Tasting notes


This tea offers a pine wood aroma and bright orange infusion. A well-balanced pungent cup with hints of eucalypt mouthfeel.

Region


Nuwara Eliya district, around the eponymous city, is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, about 25 miles south of Kandy. At the heart of the hill country, the terrain throughout the district is generally mountainous, with deep valleys, plateaus, basins, and vast rolling estates dotted with thick forested areas and jungles towards the North.

Learn more about Dimbula, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka

The city itself sits at 1,868 m above sea level. North of the city, Sri Lanka’s tallest mountain, Pidurutalagala, peaks at 2,542 m, and the revered Adam’s Peak sits on the Southern edge of the district, peaking at 2,243 m above sea level. The area is famous for its cool, temperate climate (Cfb), which made it a popular hill station in the 19th century, and a much-loved resort and health spa in the present day. Temperatures remain steadily warm throughout the year. March and April are the warmest months with an average high of 22°C and low of 11°C. The coldest months, form November to January, range from 9°C to 20°C.

There is heavy cloud cover throughout the year, with slightly cleared skies from December until March. The district is part of the Wet Zone in South-Western Sri Lanka. Consequently, rain falls throughout the year, with the highest precipitation in October and November, combined with low wind and medium humidity. Spring and summer experience lower but consistent rainfall, with gentle wind and increased humidity in April and May.

Above 1,000m, the montane rain forests are known for their biodiversity and endemic species. They also harbour the endangered Sri Lanka leopard, numerous species of shrews, squirrels, civet and langur. Soils throughout the island are generally suitable for agriculture, although some areas, particularly in the highlands, are eroded. In the Nuwara Eliya district, the elevation and cool climate offer ideal conditions for many European fruit and vegetable, as well as rubber and rice. But the hills really belong the tea, which was introduced in the 1860s after a devastating disease killed all the coffee plantations. The district is considered as the most important tea production hub in Sri Lanka, and Sri Lankan high-grown teas are known for their outstanding quality.

How to brew

2 - 3g

2 - 3g

100°C

100°C

200ml

200ml

3 - 5mins

3 - 5mins

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