Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Ceylon Orange Pekoe Dickoya is a Sri Lanka Black Tea from the Dickoya sub-district of Nuwara Eliya. It consists of beautiful, pine needle-like leaves which, upon brewing, produce a sweetish, earthy flavour and a full-bodied taste.
The liquor itself is dark-red. We pack this Loose Leaf Tea fresh to order - our way of guaranteeing both quality and consistency, time and time again.
When it comes to the caffeine content in Ceylon Orange Pekoe Dickoya, you can expect around 45-mg per 8-oz cup. There is also the chance, according to the latest scientific research, of it providing Black Tea Benefits.
Why not find out for yourself here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company? It is time, surely, for you to treat yourself and indulge.
What is Orange Pekoe Tea?
A common misconception is that Orange Pekoe Teas, including this one, are “types.” They are, in fact, Tea grades. Specifically, the term refers to a Tea containing leaves larger than FOP (Flowery Orange Pekoe).
It has a close association with Ceylon Black Tea, which is harvested when the buds have opened into leaves - and seldom contain tip.
About Dickoya and Nuwara Eliya
According to records, Tea cultivation began in Dickoya in 1880. This took place after a plant-based disease destroyed the island’s Coffee crop some years before.
Growing Ceylon Tea became an alternative and saved many farmers from economic ruin. Those in Nuwara Eliya, overall, would go on to produce some of the most popular infusions in the world. Ceylon Orange Pekoe Dickoya is no exception.
The Sri Lanka Tea Industry
Recent statistics suggest that Sri Lanka is the fourth-largest Tea producer in the world with nearly 350,000 tonnes of it shipped every year. Plantations cover around 4% of the island’s landmass.
An estimated 5% of the local population, meanwhile, works in the industry. By buying our Ceylon Orange Pekoe Dickoya, then, you’re supporting the livelihoods of many. What more could you want from your cuppa?
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Dickoya, Nuwara Eliya, 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 are excellent choices. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Imparts sweet, earthy notes with every sip.
Colour in Cup: Reddish-coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of Ceylon Orange Pekoe Dickoya
This Loose Leaf Tea, like all types of Black Tea, contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants.
Its frequent consumption, as such, can slow down the natural, though often harmful process of oxidation by neutralising free radicals in the body. This ultimately results in a reduced risk of developing a multitude of chronic conditions.
But that’s not all. Studies indicate that it can boost the metabolism of fat cells, thus promoting weight loss. It can also support the immune system while aiding digestion.
If that wasn’t enough, early evidence suggests it might enhance brain function. Whatever you’re looking for from your brew, you’ve undoubtedly chosen well with Ceylon Orange Pekoe Dickoya.