Ceylon tea is a type of tea grown in Sri Lanka and is one of the most famous producers of tea. Brought to Ceylon by the British in 1824, tea ended up replacing coffee crops after a virus attacked all coffee plantations. In the beginning, tea estates focused on exporting only black tea but recently have moved forward to export green and white tea as well even though low scale production of these two types of tea also dates back to the 19th century.
Ceylon green tea is a smooth and fragrant green tea which still continues to be produced only in a few estates in Sri Lanka. Production methods follow Chinese green tea grades: rolled tea leaves like gunpowder tea or twisted and open like hyson tea. Still, leaves are darker than the Chinese grown varieties.
◆ Origin: Sri Lanka
◆ Tasting & Appearance: this tea is considered to have full body with a malty and nutty taste with a pungent aroma that seems to have more in common to the Assam tea variety.
◆ Notes & Well Being: full of the health benefits that are typically found in green teas, this is a great weight loss tea and so much more that you will want to make it a part of your tea collection. Rarer than the Ceylon black tea variety, this is a tea that any green tea lover will enjoy for its characteristic flavor with vegetable notes.
Dose of tea
1tsp. for 6 oz cup
175ºF - 195ºF