Ceylon Orange Pekoe Nuwara Eliya
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Ceylon Orange Pekoe Nuwara Eliya is one of the best known teas to originate from Sri Lanka. The landscape surrounding the Nuwara Eliya district is often described as rugged and mountainous. It also has the highest elevation of any tea growing region in Sri Lanka with most plantations found at 1,900m (6,200ft) above sea level. Nuwara Eliya is located west of Uva and north of Dambulla.
Once almost entirely inaccessible due to the precipitous, jungle clad terrain surrounding Nuwara Eliya, the area was effectively uninhabited when discovered by a renowned British explorer in 1818. Today, the air is cool and refreshing; the winds are scented with eucalyptus and wild mint. The region has a unique tea-growing climate which helps to produce a beverage recognised as being among the finest, if not the finest in Sri Lanka. Our Ceylon Orange Pekoe Nuwara Eliya boasts a delicate, floral fragrance and a light, brisk flavour.
It can also provide the avid consumer with incredible medicinal qualities when enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. If you’re looking to lose weight, then look no further. The metabolism-boosting properties of this Black Tea can help your body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. Bring your morning cup to life with Ceylon Orange Pekoe Nuwara Eliya Tea. There’s no time to lose.
Despite its confusing name, Ceylon Teas (like this one) are technically Sri Lankan Teas. So, why “Ceylon”? The answer is simple: branding. Like many foundations of this relatively new country, the name “Ceylon Tea” is merely a remnant of the British Empire. It reverts to a time when Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon, then a British colony.
However, while Sri Lankans have since attained independence from Britain, Ceylon Tea has remained the same name. This is because, in 1972, some 20 years after independence, the Sri Lankan government was faced with a dire logistical issue. While the country was soon to become known as Sri Lanka, “Ceylon” Tea had long been established as a “brand” name by and large.
Abandoning the name to be replaced with “Sri Lanka Tea” had the potential to be ruinous owing to its obscurity. And so the name stayed while everything else around it changed. Today, any tea classified as a “Ceylon Tea” must be manufactured entirely in Sri Lanka; it must also conform to strict quality standards laid down and administered by the Sri Lanka Tea Board. Even a blend that’s 95% Sri Lankan cannot be classified as a Ceylon Tea without these standards in place. That’s good news for The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company who only deal with quality. Our Ceylon Orange Pekoe Nuwara Eliya is no exception and can be enjoyed with the assurance of having the Sri Lanka Tea Board’s seal of approval (as well as ours!).
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: The Nuwara Eliya District, Central Province, Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka).
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Serve this tea with milk, sugar, honey, or lemon. Alternatively, we recommend enjoying it black.
Tasting Notes: Ceylon Orange Pekoe Nuwara Eliya has a defined woody aroma with notably malty undertones. A smooth, slightly sweet infusion to the last drop, this brew is everything you’d expect from a country renowned for its sheer beauty.
Colour in Cup: Vibrant orange liquor with golden highlights, light in tone.
Benefits of Ceylon Tea: Praised for its anti-inflammatory properties, Ceylon Teas have often been used by natural health practitioners to combat colic and nausea. This particular beverage can also settle the stomach and lower inflammation of the gut. Frequent consumption can lead to relief from bloating, constipation, cramps, and even haemorrhoids, as well as other stomach-related issues. The antioxidant and antibacterial effects of the tea can also prevent infections in the gut according to numerous scientific studies conducted around the world.
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon