Ceylon Tea Bags

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Embrace the spirit of its captivating landscape; be enchanted with our Ceylon Tea Bags. Loose Leaf Tea is often romanticised, but you can get the same amazing tastes and health benefits from brewing up our convenient Tea Bags. This is a real gem from a country famously dubbed “The Island of Tea”.

Bold in flavour and enticing in aroma, Ceylon 50 Tea Bags are everything you’d expect and so much more. We use only the finest quality tea leaves, all packed fresh to order in our Kent based establishment.

Through our nurturing hands, experience Ceylon Tea at its best. Be whisked away to the deep rainforests and vast mountain ranges of Sri Lanka with every sip. Reap the benefits of frequent consumption and experience real change in your overall health. From improved cardiovascular health to enhanced cognitive function; a boosted immune system to weight loss potential, Ceylon Tea has it all. There has never been a better time to enjoy this tea as Sri Lanka’s market expands dramatically with each passing year. Inspiration is afoot, brought to you by The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.

In 1948, Ceylon attained its independence from Great Britain. In 1972, the country changed its name to ‘Sri Lanka’. And yet the name ‘Ceylon Tea’ has remained the same. But why? The answer is simple, and most understandable: branding. When the island that once constituted British Ceylon became the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the newly formed government was faced with a dire logistical issue.

Changing the name of Ceylon Tea could have a momentous impact on global exports as almost every country around the world was already familiar with the ‘brand’. Abandoning the name to be replaced with “Sri Lanka Tea” had the potential to be ruinous owing to its obscurity. The answer was quite simple: keep the name of the tea, change everything else. 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, an institute that monitors Ceylon Tea production. Even a blend that’s 95% Sri Lankan cannot be classified as a Ceylon Tea without these standards in place. With this comes quality, and with quality comes one of the tastiest teas around.

However, things were not that simple during the 19th Century when Ceylon was still under British rule. The island colony was then known for its coffee production rather than tea production. Yet in 1869, the first signs of a disease called coffee-rust appeared on a plantation in Madulsima. Over the course of the next decade, Ceylon’s coffee industry diminished greatly, almost being wiped out entirely.

A Scottish entrepreneur and businessman called James Taylor was responsible for the first commercially grown tea during the peak of the coffee-rust outbreak. He first planted 19 acres of tea in his Loolecondera estate, located in the Kandy district. Then, in 1872, Taylor established the first Ceylon Tea factory. The year following, in 1873, the first international sale of Ceylon Tea was made, a shipment consisting of 23Ib to an auction in London. Soon, planters from all over the hill country were visiting Loolecondera to learn the art of growing and manufacturing tea.

Today, 4% of Sri Lanka’s landscape is used for tea-growing. The Central Province of Sri Lanka, in particular, hosts some of the best-known tea-growing regions. This includes Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Dimbula. Many other regions can be found in the Uva province. Furthermore, there is Galle in the Southern Province and Ratnapura in the Sabaragamuwa Province. The best Ceylon Teas are harvested from June to August in most eastern districts and from the beginning of February to mid-March in most western districts. In 2016, Sri Lanka, was the second largest exporter of tea at an astonishing 19.2% of the world’s total output, amounting to $1.3 Billion USD.

This surpassed Kenya’s Tea Industry which was 3rd (10.4% at $680.6 Million USD) and India’s Tea Industry which was 4th (10.1% at $661.7 Million USD). China still reigns supreme where, in 2016, it accounted for 22.8% of world tea exports at $1.5 Billion USD. But for how much longer? We’ll let you be the judge. Try our Ceylon 50 Tea Bags today.

Type of Tea: Black Tea Bags. 

Origin: Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). 

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes. 

How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey, or lemon - the choice is yours. However, we recommend this beverage served without any accompaniments. 

Tasting Notes: This smooth, hearty infusion has a distinct malty flavour with earthy undertones. 

Colour in Cup: Amber liquor with golden highlights, light in tone. 

Health Benefits of Ceylon Tea: It will come as a surprise to many that, according to modern scientific research, any Black Tea type can actually improve dental health. According to a Swedish-US collaborative study, the Polyphenolic compounds present in Black Tea can kill or suppress cavity-causing bacteria from either growing or producing acid. It can likewise affect the bacterial enzymes and prevent the formation of the sticky-like material that binds plaque to teeth. That’ll put a smile on your face!

Furthermore, in 2015, a meta-analysis found that drinking a cup of tea a day (no matter 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 important to note, though, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company do not endorse the consumption of tea for this purpose.

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