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Decaffeinated Ceylon - Teabag Envelopes

Ceylon Black Tea Blend

Enjoy all the malty qualities of a premium Sri Lankan tea any time of day with our aromatic loose-leaf Decaf Ceylon Black Teabag Envelopes.

From: Ruhuna Principality, Sri Lanka

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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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Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£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.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with parcels being sent to EU countries from the UK. This is due to complexities arising as a result of the UK leaving the European Union. If there is any disruption to the service that you have selected, we will keep you updated.The table below provides estimates of shipping times.

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Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

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.

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

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 Decaf Ceylon Black Teabags


If you love the brisk, malty character of a Ceylon breakfast tea but prefer to go low on the caffeine, our loose-leaf decaffeinated tea from Sri Lanka's Ruhuna district makes it a delightful option any time of day.

A BOPF (Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings) grade black tea with short, rolled-up leaves, our Decaf Ceylon Black Tea has had most of its caffeine removed, but its quality kept intact. The amber-coloured infusion is mild in flavour with a hint of sweetness, while the malty aroma points to this decaf brew's heritage as a premium Ceylon tea.

Harvested in Ruhuna's low-elevation tea estates, our decaf tea harnesses all the qualities of a classic Ceylon tea for two reasons. Firstly, it is made from only the finest Ruhuna tea leaves, which are low-grown in the south of Sri Lanka and renowned for their strong, full-flavoured characteristics. Secondly, the leaves are carefully decaffeinated by expert Sri Lankan tea farmers, using a gentle, natural CO2 decaffeination process that retains the delicate shape and flavour of the tea leaves while removing the majority of the caffeine. This makes it an excellent choice for those wanting to enjoy a low-caffeine cup of black tea in the morning or any other time of day – our decaf black tea can even be drunk before bed!

Learn about how we have decaffeinated this tea


How is our Ceylon Black Tea decaffeinated?


Fun fact: the only true 'caffeine-free' teas are those that never contained caffeine in the first place, such as herbal infusions. In contrast, black teas will always retain some caffeine content, even after decaffeination, although legally, this has to be less than 2.5% of the original caffeine content.

There are four ways of decaffeinating tea, including methods that use chemicals (ethyl acetate/methylene chloride) and water processing. The caffeine in our Decaf Ceylon Black Tea is removed by the CO2 high-pressure method of decaffeination, a process to remove the caffeine molecules that utilise some of the most modern technology but also has minimal impact. Unlike other decaffeination methods, which add chemicals to the tea while simultaneously removing its health benefits – think those antioxidant-rich polyphenols – this is a natural cycle process using water, pressure, heat and CO2.

All decaffeination processes result in slight losses of raw material, but thanks to the selective, safe CO2 methods employed by the Ruhuna farmers, our Decaf Ceylon Black Tea retains its full colour and flavour, whether you enjoy it scooped from a caddy or in one of our biodegradable decaf tea bags.


Low caffeine Herbal and White Tea alternatives


For naturally caffeine-free tea options, try our Organic Rooibos or Vanilla Rooibos. For caffeinated white tea alternatives with a light, spring-like note, check out our Glenburn White Moonshine white Darjeeling and our White Peony from Fujian.

Explore the full range of our decaffeinated and caffeine-free teas here.

Ingredients


Decaffeinated Sri Lankan Black Tea

Tasting notes


This tea offers a woody and toasty aroma and dark amber infusion. A pungent and brisk cup and noted of dried fruits with richly smooth 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 our teabags

1 triune teabag

1 triune teabag

100°C

100°C

200ml

200ml

3 - 5mins

3 - 5mins

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