Buy Ceylon Kandy Loose Leaf Tea
Kandy, a district to the northern side of the Central Highlands, is the home of Ceylon Tea. It was here during the mid-19th century that production first began.
When a plant-based disease destroyed the country’s Coffee crop, Tea became a viable alternative - thanks, in part, to the work of Kandy Tea farmers. Little has changed today, with this region remaining a hub for Tea-growing.
Estates cultivate what most would call mid-grown Tea. They tend to be situated at altitudes between 650 and 1,300 metres (2,000-4,000 feet) above sea level, dotted across the western slopes of Kandy’s hills.
The climatic conditions of the area have a significant influence on the taste and character of the Tea. Namely, the cool, dry weather of the year’s first quarter ensures unmistakably full-bodied flavours.