Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Ceylon Tea Bags come from Sri Lanka - often dubbed the “Island of Tea.” It has a bold, full, brisk flavour with notes of citrus, chocolate and spice. Many consider it a heartier infusion than the likes of Assam Tea, Kenya Tea and China Black Tea.
We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory, ensuring quality and consistency with every cuppa brewed.
It’s worth noting, too, that Ceylon Tea Bags come with health benefits. This is according to the latest scientific research, which indicates it has great potential.
There is also a significant amount of caffeine found within - specifically 45-mg per 8-oz cup. It remains one of our best-selling products, going above and beyond to impress all those who drink it. Be enthralled by its character and charm today.
What is Ceylon Tea?
Ceylon Tea is a Black Tea type that first emerged when the country, then a British colony, was also called Ceylon. This took place during the 19th century after a plant-based disease known as Coffee Rust all but destroyed the island’s Coffee crop.
Growing Tea, as a result, became an alternative for hundreds of farmers. It ultimately proved to be a tremendous success.
The first person to grow Ceylon Tea was a Scotsman named James Taylor. Years before the outbreak, he had planted 19 acres of it at his Loolecondera Estate in Kandy.
He would later also establish the first fully-equipped Tea factory. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, famously wrote: “The Tea-fields of Ceylon are as true a monument as is the lion at Waterloo.”
In 1948, Ceylon attained its independence and, decades after, in 1972, changed its name to “Sri Lanka.” The name of this Tea, however, remained the same due to its immense popularity around the world.
Today, Tea Estates cover an estimated 4% of Sri Lanka’s landmass, with around 5% of the local population working in the industry. It is now the fourth-largest Tea producer globally.
Are Ceylon Tea Bags Compostable?
We guarantee that you’ll fall in love with Ceylon Tea from the very first sip. However, when it comes to the last, you might well be wondering, “Are Tea Bags compostable?”
Providing you buy from The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Our products are compostable to EN-13432 standard (EU standard for industrially compostable materials).
Furthermore, and perhaps even more importantly, we have recently moved away from harmful micro plastic in Tea Bags.
Now, in fact, we use plant-based materials dubbed “bioplastic,” which is far better for the environment. You can brew up, then, with a clear conscience, all the while enjoying the delicious flavour and Black Tea benefits of Ceylon Tea Bags. What’s not to like?
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 or Milk Alternatives, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a smooth, full-bodied flavour with sweet undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Drinking Ceylon Tea Bags
This infusion boasts a wealth of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants - most notably, theaflavins and thearubigins. Such chemical compounds do much to support your health and wellbeing through their work combating free radicals in the body.
You can, in fact, reduce the risk of developing a multitude of chronic conditions with Ceylon Tea Bags.
- TypeBlack Tea
- Health PointsAnti Oxidants
- Caffeine LevelMedium
- OptionsTea Bags
- Time of DayBreakfast