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Brewing instructions

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

Brewing instructions
Description

Ceylon Tea Bags come from Sri Lanka - often dubbed the “Island of Tea.” They have a bold, full, brisk flavour with notes of citrus, chocolate and spice. Many consider them heartier than the likes of Assam Tea, Kenya Tea and China Black Tea.

We pack each one fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory, ensuring quality and consistency with every cuppa brewed.

Do Ceylon Tea Bags Have Caffeine?

It’s worth noting, too, that our best Ceylon Tea Bags comes with around 45-mg of caffeine per 8-oz serving. That’s more than enough to provide a much-needed energy boost first thing in the morning.

What’s more, and perhaps even more remarkable, they offer several health benefits. Ultimately, whether you’re a casual drinker or a connoisseur, there is plenty to love in these finest Ceylon Tea Bags.

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 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 indeed even more important, 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 with a clear conscience, all the while enjoying the delicious flavour and Black Tea benefits of CeylonTea Bags. What’s not to like?

How to Make Ceylon Tea Bags

1, Place the Tea Bag in your cup or mug.

2, Start brewing by pouring in freshly boiled water.

3, Let it steep for 3-5 minutes.

How to Serve: Milk (or Milk Alternatives), sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours.

Benefits of Ceylon Tea Bags

This special infusion boasts an abundance 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. Perhaps most noteworthy is the fact that you can reduce the risk of developing numerous chronic conditions with Ceylon Black Tea Bags.

Additional info
  • Type
    Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Anti Oxidants
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
    Medium
  • Options
    Options
    Tea Bags
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast
Reviews
4.7 / 5
  1. My favourite as a black tea drinker as no bitter after taste. A smooth flavour not overpowering.

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  2. Lovely flavour. Stronger Ceylon tea.

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  3. My favourite tea I discovered Ceylon tea many years ago in Egypt and I love it !

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  4. Awesome morning tea! Biodegradable bags too. Perfect

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  5. My favourite tea , will keep ordering

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  6. Best tea bags I have used ... ever !!!

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  7. Best tea bags when not able to make a cuppa from my loose tea.

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  8. Very good, as expected. Thanks.

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  9. Try this mellow tea and imagine drawing water from the Dragon Well for a glass of tea at one of the Dragon Well Tea Houses.

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  10. Excellent tea. Great flavour.

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