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Ceylon Leaf Tea
£2.75 – £12.80
Pungent and flowery character. Great with milk and sugar.
The leaf is dark, small, and neat giving the liquor a good mix of flavour and punch.
This tea is from Dimbula district, central Sri Lanka.
Ceylon tea is grown in Sri Lanka, which was formally known as Ceylon until it gained independence from Britain in 1948. Although Ceylon Tea does come from the same tea plant as most of your favourite teas do, it has a stronger taste than most and a long list of health benefits:
- Contains Theaflavins and Thearubigins which help fight cancer
- Helps to reduce the risk of Heart Disease
- Chances of catching influenza are dramatically reduced
- Can increase the alpha-wave activity in your brain, helping you to remain alert
- Anti-viral and anti-bacterial qualities which aid in weight loss by speeding up metabolism
- Ceylon tea may improve the appearance of your skin as the powerful antioxidants rejuvenate dying skin cells and slows down the process of losing of collagen
- Helps to preserve healthy cells and speeds up wound recovery
A Little bit of History of Ceylon Tea
It was as far back as 1824 when the British had their first taste of Ceylon tea and decided they had to bring this back for others to try, so that is when it was first imported from China, which is now known as Sri Lanka. In fact Ceylon tea was so popular that in 1893 one million packets of Ceylon tea were sold at the Chicago world fair.
Not big on Caffeine?
Another favourable factor is that it only has about a third the amount of caffeine that a regular cup of coffee has, whilst still having that ‘waking up’ effect, perfect for those who want a gentler approach to getting themselves ready for the day.
Enjoy with or without milk
Simply brew for 3-4 mins in boiling water, then it’s up to you whether you would like milk or sugar as it can be enjoyed with either, and enjoy!
All the way from the Dimbula area
We are proud to say that we import our tea straight from the Dimbula District, Sri Lanka. This state benefits from one quality season of cool, dry winds to yield the best quality tea. Look out for the ‘Dimbula character’ in our Ceylon tea, defined by a fine golden orange hue and freshness of flavour, exclusive to the tea produced in the Dimbula area.
Will I like Ceylon tea?
You may find our Ceylon tea leaves hard to resist. Here’s why:
Although Sri Lanka is a small island, it is known for its huge range of elevation. This can be used to the country’s advantage as it allows it to produce a great variation in tea flavours
Many factors affect the flavour of tea, including climate, soil, water, sun and variety of plant. Ceylon tea contains more tannins than the usual type of tea, which adds to the bold, rich, delicious flavour.
So if you are looking for a traditional medium-strength tea with a delicate touch of flowery notes that can be enjoyed at any time of the day, you may find our Ceylon loose tea leaves hard to resist.