Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Ceylon Tea Kandy Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) is a strong and intensely full-bodied infusion from the island nation of Sri Lanka. Specifically, it comes from the Kandy district - the first place ever to grow Ceylon Tea.
The fact that it’s a BOP grade, too, ensures that it’s bold and flavoursome from start to finish. Perhaps best of all, we pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory.
When it comes to caffeine content, our Ceylon Tea Kandy Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) contains around 45-mg per 8-oz cup. This should be enough to get you out of bed in the morning if that’s a requirement of your morning cuppa!
Additionally, there is the chance, according to the latest scientific research, that it offers Black Tea benefits. Whatever your reason for choosing it, you’ve decided well.
The Kandy District
Kandy is where it all started for the Ceylon Tea industry. It came about due to a plant-based disease known as Coffee-Rust, which, as its name suggests, attacked Coffee plants. Tea cultivation, as a result, became an excellent alternative to growing Coffee, thus saving the local economy from ruin.
A 19th century Scottish planter called James Taylor was the first to experiment with Tea at his Kandy Estate.
It, of course, proved to be a tremendous success. Today, Ceylon Loose Tea, including our Ceylon Tea Kandy Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP), grows at altitudes between 650m and 1,300m (2000-4000ft). This makes it what some would describe as “mid-grown.”
Most of Kandy’s subdistricts, meanwhile, lie on the western slopes of its hills - a factor that plays a significant role in the taste and character of the Tea.
Specific flavour notes often depend on whether an estate is sheltered from monsoon winds. However, as a rule of thumb, Kandy Tea tends to have a bold profile.
Our Ceylon Tea Kandy Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) is one of the finer examples of just that. It goes above and beyond to impress all those who choose it. So, why not buy it and try it with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company?
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Kandy District, Central Province, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Some serve it without accompaniments. Most, however, add milk, sugar, honey or lemon.
Tasting Notes: This Tea is as flavoursome as they get. Expect full, bold and brisk notes from first to last sip - a true delight to the senses!
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Ceylon Tea Kandy Broken Orange Pekoe BOP Benefits
Did you know that Ceylon Tea Kandy Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants? Its two primary antioxidants, theaflavin and thearubigins, work well together in the fight against oxidation.
This natural, though harmful, process can cause untold damage, often increasing the risks of developing a multitude of chronic conditions.
This beverage, on the other hand, reduces these risks. Furthermore, it can enhance cognitive function, aid digestion, boost the immune system and balance blood sugar levels.
Perhaps most remarkable of all, however, is the fact that it promotes the metabolism of fat cells. This particular Black Tea benefit enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. Ultimately, this can potentially lead to weight loss.