Ceylon Black Tea: easy guide, top 10 best teas

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Last updated: January 1, 2020 at 14:50 pm

Ceylon tea: tasting notes

Ceylon black tea is one of the country’s specialties. It has a crisp fruity aroma reminiscent of citrus. The tea is grown on numerous estates which vary in altitude, thus the resulting difference in flavor of the leaf.

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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.

Lion holding a sword
the Lion of Ceylon logo

Ceylon tea makes for delicious full-bodied “breakfast” types of tea, that can be enjoyed either with a splash of milk or unadorned.

The Tao of Tea, Black Tips Black Tea, Loose Leaf is made with 100 percent Organic Black Tea Leaves. Bright, fruity aroma. Full-bodied yet light with mild astringency. Can be enjoyed with or without milk. Ceylon Black Tips is a Orange Pekoe (OP) Grade...
  • CREAMY & SMOOTH: With long attractive leaves our Kenilworth Ceylon Orange Pekoe has the smoothness of a great Ceylon tea with the intriguing creamy top notes this tea is known for. Enjoy this bold tea hot or iced, with milk & honey or sugar or unadorned...
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 to create a superior taste and an invigorating fragrance. The tropical..
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 Estate, located in Sri Lanka's Kandy region. Fresh, citrusy aroma, sweet..
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.
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 plantations on the outskirts of the mountains in Sabaragamuwa province of Sri La..

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