Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Ceylon High Grown Orange Pekoe Tea is the perfect introduction to the world of Ceylon Tea. It is a blend of Orange Pekoe (OP) Teas grown at altitudes of between 1,000 and 2,300 metres.
The leaves used in its making are wiry and well-manufactured, which, when brewed, produce a reddish-brown liquor. Most important, though, is its taste - best described as full-bodied with spicy undertones.
Furthermore, like most types of Black Tea, Ceylon High Grown Orange Pekoe Tea contains around 45-mg of caffeine per 8-oz cup. This stimulating chemical compound, as most know already, offers an often much-needed boost to our energy.
And if that wasn’t enough, according to the latest scientific research, it might also come with Black Tea benefits. We pack it fresh to order.
About this Tea Type
The history of Tea in its entirety began some 5,000 years ago. Tea growing in Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka), specifically, however, only dates back to the mid-19th century. Before this period, the island specialised in Coffee production.
That was until a plant-based disease all but destroyed the local industry. Ceylon Tea, as a result, became an excellent alternative to sustain the economy.
It was the hard work and determination of a Scotsman named James Taylor responsible for saving this then-British colony from ruin. Years before the outbreak, he had planted 19 acres of Tea at his Loolecondera Estate in Kandy.
In 1873, three years after the disease, Taylor established a fully equipped Sri Lanka Tea factory. That same year, he made his first sale of Ceylon Tea.
Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote of this dramatic change: “A Rotten fungus drove a whole community through years of despair to one of the greatest commercial victories which pluck and ingenuity ever won.
The Tea-fields of Ceylon are as true a monument to courage as is the lion at Waterloo.” Today, our Ceylon High Grown Orange Pekoe Tea stands testament to its success.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: This Tea provides a bold, full-bodied taste with delectable notes of spice.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Benefits of Ceylon High Grown Orange Pekoe Tea
Health Benefits: A 2015 meta-analysis discovered that drinking a cup of Tea a day (regardless of the type) reduced the risks of developing cancer by 2%. Those who drank the “most” Tea, on the other hand, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none.
It’s essential to note, however, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company does not endorse Ceylon High Grown Orange Pekoe Tea for this purpose at this stage. Nevertheless, we support ongoing preliminary research.