Ceylon OP

Regular price $6.50

Style: Black

Origin: Ceylon, Sri Lanka

Description: The renowned Ceylon tea comes from Sri Lanka, a large island just to the South of India. Tea production in Sri Lanka dates back to the mid-1800s when tea plantations took over from a failed coffee industry. This country boasts a perfect climate for growing tea in its cooler interior. The elevation of its highlands, warm temperatures, and substantial rainfall mean that, despite its relatively small size, this country is the world’s fourth largest producer of tea. Ceylon black tea is known for its crisp, fruity tones and brisk golden liquor. This OP (Orange Pekoe) delivers a classic, refined mahogany cup.

Tasting Notes: A deep, smooth Ceylon tea. Robust, yet refined, this tea’s rich flavour grows exponentially as the leaves open in the cup. The fresh, citrusy nose leads to a pleasant gentle astringency mid-palate. Ends with the brassy, mineral taste of fresh summer rain and a nice crisp tartness.

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.


China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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