Ceylon Tea St Coombs Estate FP


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Brewing instructions

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

Brewing instructions


The Ceylon Estate of St Coombs was established in 1885 and is situated in the Dimbula tea growing district. Many of the early tea pioneers came from the British Isles and once settled in Sri Lanka they liked to name newly established tea gardens after their home town’s, St Coombs being named after St Combs a small Scottish Village near the town of Fraserburgh. The highland estate lies to the west of Dimbula and has been gaining a reputation for being one of Ceylon’s best tea producers. In the early months of the year the monsoon rains roll across the island, days of heavy rain are followed by dry periods with cold nights helping the leaf growth and improving the Tea’s final quality at harvest. St Coombs regularly is a favourite at the Colombo Tea Auctions, always attracting a lot of interest and high prices. On the estate can also be found the Ceylon Tea Research Institute, so the garden is very central to the islands tea industry. We are delighted to offer this estate tea as part of collection of over 40 Ceylon original Teas.

Ceylon St Coombs Estate FP

Type of Tea: High Grown Orthodox Black Leaf Tea

Origin: St Coombs, Talawakelle, Dimbula, Sri Lanka.

Altitude: Between 4,000 feet and 6,000 feet above sea level.

Leaf Grade: Flowery Pekoe. Well manufactured with a consistent leaf size.

Harvest: January to March.

Brewing Guide: Use freshly drawn water, boiling and then infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.

How to Serve: With Milk or Black with a slice of Lemon. In the summer months great as a base for making iced tea.

Tasting Notes: A lovely flowery aroma and character, good body in cup with delicate notes.

Colour in Cup: Bright Orange Brown liquor.

Health Benefits of Ceylon Black Teas: the antioxidants in this tea help the body’s metabolism, refreshing and hydrating. Tea is a natural and healthy drink.

Additional Info

  • Time of Day

    Breakfast, Afternoon

  • Country


  • Health Points

    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing

  • Type

    Black Tea

  • Options

    Loose Tea

  • Caffeine Level


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    Delicious as a breakfast tea with milk. Good colour and a splendidly rich, warm flavour, while retaining some of the Dimbula 'dryness'.

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