Ceylon Black Iced Tea
Using 2tsp of tea per person, cover leaves with hot water and top up with cold water and ice. Add fresh fruit to garnish
This makes for an excellent base to an extraordinary-tasting Iced Tea. The leaves originate from the Nuwara Eliya region of Sri Lanka (Ceylon), which have a delicately fragrant characteristic and lightness in body. Add a few extra ingredients of your choosing, and you have summer in a cup. Choose to drink Ceylon Black Iced Tea without any additions, and you still have a delicious infusion well-suited to days out in the sun.
Arguably best of all, there are health benefits to be had from drinking this Tea. According to research, Black Tea can boost the metabolism of fat cells. This enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. Ultimately, this can lead to weight loss!
Furthermore, Ceylon Black Iced Tea can improve cardiovascular health by lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol. It can also support the immune system and even reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes. Astoundingly, this is to name but a few Black Tea benefits. There are many more waiting to be discovered with our Ceylon Black Iced Tea.
What is Ceylon Tea?
Ceylon Tea comes from the lush, green, fertile island that now constitutes the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. This island lies in the Bay of Bengal, just below the southeastern tip of India.
The reason Ceylon Tea does not go by the name of "Sri Lanka" Tea is that it became popular before the country's name change. The Sri Lankan Government decided to keep the name as a sort of "brand". Indeed, it has proven a tremendous success.
Nuwara Eliya Region
Today, Tea-growing areas cover an estimated 4% of Sri Lanka's landmass. The Nuwara Eliya district, in particular, has exceptional conditions for growing quality Ceylon Tea. It has the highest elevation of any Tea-growing region in Sri Lanka. Most plantations lie at 1,900 metres (6,200ft) above sea level.
What is Iced Tea?
No surprises here. Iced Tea is just that: a Tea chilled with ice. One can choose Black, Green, White, Oolong, Herbal or Fruit Tea for the base ingredient. Essentially, the possibilities are pretty much endless. However, they have only recently started to increase in popularity. Will you be part of this relatively new journey with our Ceylon Black Iced Tea?
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).
Brewing Instructions: Using 2 tsp per person, pour in freshly boiled water so that it just covers the Tea, then brew for 3-5 minutes. Strain the leaves and top up with cold water and ice cubes with any personal additions and decoration.
How to Serve: If you prefer a sweeter Iced Tea then we suggest adding sugar or honey when adding the boiling water.
Tasting Notes: This Tea has a subtly sweet and spicy note to it with malty and honey undertones.
Colour in Cup: Amber liquor, light in tone.
Ceylon Black Iced Tea Benefits
Black Tea contains an abundance of antioxidants capable of improving health and wellbeing in a variety of ways. According to research, these antioxidants can combat free radicals in the body, the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation.
In doing this, Black Tea can improve one's everyday way of life in small yet significant ways. Indeed, studies continue to establish new Black Tea benefits every year.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening