Ceylon Tea Sarnia Broken Orange Pekoe
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Ceylon Tea Sarnia Broken Orange Pekoe is grown in the Uva district of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). It is more than just a BOP. In fact, it is a BOP1, which are teas exclusive to Sri Lanka and are golden-brown, wiry, and generally of medium length. Ceylon Tea Sarnia Broken Orange Pekoe is no exception, boasting strong, traditional characteristics in both taste and aroma coupled with soft, sweet, spicy notes. And like all Black Teas, there are health benefits to be had from consuming Ceylon Tea Sarnia Broken Orange Pekoe Tea.
When enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Ceylon Tea Sarnia Broken Orange Pekoe can boost the metabolism, helping your body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently, which ultimately helps you to lose weight. It can also lower “bad” LDL cholesterol as well as improve overall cardiovascular health, reduce the risks of developing Type II Diabetes, and even enhance cognitive function, potentially reducing the risks of developing Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. The possibilities are nearly endless but perhaps more importantly, Ceylon Tea Sarnia Broken Orange Pekoe tastes delicious. And you certainly do not need a scientist to tell you that fact!
Ceylon Tea Sarnia Broken Orange Pekoe is one of the hundreds if not thousands of different Ceylon Teas grown in Sri Lanka. It shares a proud, expansive, and fascinating history with many other brews to come from the island located 50 miles off the coast of the southeastern tip of India. Sri Lanka (officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka) is lush, green and fertile, producing some of the best teas in the world. The Uva province, in particular, which is home to this tea, is one of Sri Lanka’s most remote areas with its capital, Badulla, being only accessible over steep, winding mountain roads.
The district is sparsely populated and very dependent on the production of tea as a result. Ceylon Teas, such as Ceylon Tea Sarnia Broken Orange Pekoe, are grown at elevations of 900 metres and 1,500 metres (3,000-5,000ft) and are often exposed to the winds of both northeast and southwest monsoons. These unique conditions are the main contributor to the unmistakable character of Uva-grown Ceylon Black Tea. Again, Ceylon Tea Sarnia Broken Orange Pekoe is no exception.
The history of tea in Ceylon, as it was then known, began not with leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant but from coffee of the Coffea arabica plant. When Ceylon was under the rule of the British Empire, the production of coffee was the biggest commercial success on the island until 1869, when a disease called “coffee rust” spread, destroying coffee plants as well as the financial stability of British Ceylon.
However, three years after the outbreak, a Scotsman called James Taylor opened a tea factory on his estate where he had long experimented with tea-growing, even before coffee-rust gripped the country. Soon after, former coffee planters from all over the island flocked to the Loolecondera estate in the Kandy district of Ceylon to learn the art of growing and manufacturing tea. The outcome needs no elaboration, as Ceylon Tea Sarnia Broken Orange Pekoe, and all other Ceylon Teas, stand testament to their momentous success. Today, recent statistics establish that Sri Lanka is the second largest exporter of tea in the world. Build upon its success with Ceylon Tea Sarnia Broken Orange Pekoe; build on its success with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: The Uva Province, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Ceylon Tea Sarnia Broken Orange Pekoe consists of a solid earthy aroma with malty undertones. Its taste, meanwhile, is smooth and slightly sweet, leaving a delightful aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor with red highlights, light in tone.
Health Benefits: It will come as a surprise to many that, according to modern scientific research, any Black Tea type can, astoundingly, improve dental health. According to a Swedish-US collaborative study, the Polyphenolic compounds present in Black Tea can kill or suppress cavity-causing bacteria from either growing or producing acid. It can likewise affect the bacterial enzymes and prevent the formation of the sticky-like material that binds plaque to teeth. That’ll put a smile on your face!
Furthermore, in 2015, a meta-analysis found that drinking a cup of tea a day (no matter the type) reduced the risks of developing cancer by 2%. Those who drank the most tea, on the other hand, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none. It’s important to note, though, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company do not endorse the consumption of tea for this purpose.
- TypeBlack Tea
- Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelMedium
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon