Ceylon Teas: Rich, Clean, Robust
If you love a smooth, strong black tea, Ceylon teas are your brew.
Ceylon isn’t actually a type of tea. It is the name of the area where the tea is grown. Ceylon is the former name of the island nation of Sri Lanka, off the southern coast of India. Until recently, Sri Lanka was torn apart by a decades-long civil war. Thankfully, these days its people, economy, tourism and tea production are recovering well. Its economy is one of the fastest growing in the world. It is considered to be one of the world’s best tourist destinations, and its tea is craved by many a connoisseur.
About Ceylon Tea
In terms of tea production, Sri Lanka ranks among the world’s top five tea producing countries. Sri Lanka is a tiny island, but it has a large range in elevation, so flavors of their teas are quite varied. The terroir (climate and soil) produces both a large variety of flavors and subtle differences within the tea type.
Ceylon teas are rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins A and C. It’s a tannic tea with distinct character ranging from citrus to chocolatey. Ceylon’s blackish, wiry leaves are fully oxidized and valued for their consistent quality. Infusions range from dark amber to mahogany in liquor color.
For those who enjoy hearty black teas, Ceylon teas really shine! It is the classic breakfast tea, enjoyed as a single estate tea or blended with other teas as in the ever-popular Premium Earl Grey, Cinnamon Roll Black Tea or Ginger Peach Black Tea. Plus, Ceylon is the a popular base for iced teas.
Try our pure, full-bodied Ceylon teas
Organic Ceylon Black Tea
This pure organic black tea grabs your attention and captivates with its lacquer-red brew. Some love its subtler side and will notice the hints of citrus and other tropical flavors that slip through its solid facade. This is the ideal breakfast tea, perfectly paired with a splash of milk and a bit of sugar. Most people love how daring this tea is in its direct, full-on tannins.
Ceylon Black Tea Extra Fancy
This is one of the boldest black teas we offer. The dark, thin leaves of this tea brew into a burgundy-colored infusion with a rich, winey taste. Complex aromas of malt and red wine give way to equally intense flavors of rich spices, red fruits, tobacco and pronounced tannins. A tannic aftertaste adds to the assertiveness of this black tea.