Ceylon black tea is one of the country’s specialties. It has a crisp aroma reminiscent of citrus and is used both as pure tea and in blends. It is grown on numerous estates which vary in altitude and resulting tea taste.
The name Ceylon Tea is legally protected by The Sri Lanka Tea Board. Only the tea grown, entirely manufactured, and packed in Sri Lanka can bear the Lion of Ceylon logo. However, if the content is 100% Sri Lankan, importers can still legally use the name ‘Ceylon Tea’ on their own packaging.
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Top 10 best Ceylon teas to buy online
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Single-estate premium loose leaf Ceylon black tea Origin: Sri Lanka, Kenilworth Estate. Kenilworth Estate is known around the world for its strong full-bodied flavor and is considered to be the hallmark of Ceylon medium grown teas. A scenic area filled with waterfalls, forest land and tea ...
Ceylon Sonata is a classic black tea from Sri Lanka. In colonial times, this island nation was known as Ceylon. This name is still used to describe all teas grown here. Ceylon tea is bright and lively, medium-bodied and delightfully tangy. Our Ceylon Sonata hails from the renowned Kenilworth ...
Ceylon Waltz' is another lively tea from the Vithanakande estate, also in the Dimbula region of Sri Lanka. Its leaves are marked by long silver lines. Another great tea for a lazy afternoon.
The Republic of Tea's Mango Ceylon Metabolic Frolic Tea has quickly become one of the most popular flavors. Great served hot or cold, this uplifting black tea will convert even the most adamant coffee drinkers. The light and sweet flavors of mango and sunflower blossoms combine with fine black tea ...
This black tea draws its richness from the fertile soils of Sri Lanka. Ceylon broken orange pekoe (B.O.P.) tea is a black tea which has broken leaves and a sustained flavour. Intense and full-bodied, it produces deliciously fruity and woody notes. Ceylon black tea