Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Sri Lanka, "the island of Tea", produces a multitude of extraordinary brews. Our Ceylon Tea Court Lodge Estate FBOP is one such beverage. This Tea suits traditionalists who enjoy full-bodied and lively flavours in their morning cup. Indeed, the breakfast table is the ideal location for indulging on Ceylon Tea Court Lodge Estate FBOP. But it isn't the only time nor the only place that this Tea shines bright! Find out for yourself today with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.
We pack everything fresh to order, including all of our Loose Teas and Coffees. This ensures not only quality but also consistency. Our home, nestled within the beautiful Kentish countryside, is in the village of Pluckley. Here, we strive for the best of the best in all of our products. Ceylon Tea Court Lodge Estate FBOP is, of course, no exception.
What Does "FBOP" Stand For?
This term means "Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe". It essentially sits 'in-between' FOP ("Flowery Orange Pekoe") and BOP ("Broken Orange Pekoe"). How does this work? A Tea graded as an FBOP has had its leaves broken, similar to a BOP Tea, but not quite as much.
Its similarity to FOP lies in the leaves used in its making. Like an FOP, this Tea uses the top bud and first two leaves of each new shoot. It contains young, tender leaves with a balanced amount of 'tip' or 'bud'. Ultimately, this means that it shares characteristics of both an FOP and a BOP. In other words, it's the best of both worlds!
The Court Lodge Tea Estate
This estate finds itself in the highest district of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) called Nuwara Eliya. This region produces what many connoisseurs characterise as 'The Champagne of Teas' from Ceylon, a nickname commonly associated with Darjeeling Teas.
Court Lodge borders Sri Lanka's highest mountain "Pidurutalagala" and is near the famous Bomburu Waterfalls. The garden has in recent years produced top grade Teas and achieved excellent prices at the Colombo Auctions.
Being on the western side of Nuwara Eliya, the estate benefits from the early years' Monsoonal weather. This results in outstanding crops around the month of February. This is in contrast to the eastern side of Nuwara Eliya, where the monsoon effect arrives in the Autumn.
Why Choose Ceylon Tea?
Ceylon Teas grow exclusively on the lush, green, fertile island of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. It lies in the Bay of Bengal, just below the southeastern tip of India. After becoming independent from Britain in the 1940s, the country changed its name from Ceylon to Sri Lanka. Ceylon Tea, however, kept its name due to commercial recognition.
Today, Ceylon Tea plantations cover an estimated 4% of Sri Lanka's landmass. The primary Tea-growing regions are Kandy, Dimbula, Uva and, of course, Nuwara Eliya. Teas that grow in Nuwara Eliya, in particular, often have delicate, floral fragrances and light, brick flavours. Our Ceylon Tea Court Lodge Estate FBOP, however, has a slightly stronger taste than most.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: The Court Lodge Tea Estate, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).
Altitude: 6,000-8,500 feet.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: This is a hearty cuppa' through and through. It boasts traditional Ceylonese tasting notes from start to finish.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of Ceylon Tea
The high levels of antioxidants in the Camellia Sinensis (Tea) plant can have a positive medicinal effect on the body. This includes improving cardiovascular health, boosting the metabolism of fat cells in the body, and reducing the risks of type-2 diabetes. It can also support the immune system and aid digestion.