Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Ceylon Tea Uva Broken Orange Pekoe BOP is a Type of Sri Lanka Tea from the country of the same name. Specifically, it comes from Uva Province, which is one of the most remote regions on the island.
This, as a result, makes it a relatively rare choice compared to other Ceylon Tea types. We are extraordinarily proud to stock it - and, perhaps best of all, we pack it fresh to order.
Yet there are other noteworthy qualities to Ceylon Tea Uva Broken Orange Pekoe BOP - including, of course, its delicious taste.
When brewed, expect this medium-to-high-grown orthodox Black Tea to have a bold, brisk flavour.
Additionally, it boasts around 45-mg of caffeine per 8-oz cup. Then there is the fact that, according to research, it comes with health benefits. What more could you want from your cuppa?
Facts About Uva Tea
- Uva is a Province in Sri Lanka close to the districts of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.
- Popular Estates in Uva include Sarnia, Mooloya and Adawatte.The best time for harvesting Ceylon
- Tea in this region is between August and October. It usually takes place at elevations of 900-1,500 metres above sea level.
- Most would agree that Uva Tea is the product of the area’s unique climatic conditions, notably the rich, fertile soil and the northeast and southwest monsoons.
Broken Orange Pekoe Grade - All You Need to Know
The term “BOP” refers to how the leaves have, quite literally, been broken into smaller pieces. This creates a stronger, bolder flavour in cup when compared to Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP).
As such, Ceylon Tea Uva Broken Orange Pekoe BOP is what some would consider a “hearty cuppa.” If this is your preference, you’ve undoubtedly chosen well here.
A Brief History of Ceylon Tea
This country most famously makes Ceylon Black Tea. However, before 1869, it’s primary cash crop was Coffee Beans - which that same year suffered at the hands of a plant-based disease.
It was the hard work and determination of a Scotsman named James Taylor responsible for saving this then-British colony from ruin. Ceylon Tea became the answer - followed, eventually, by this remarkable beverage.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Uva Province, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk or Non Dairy Milk Alternative for Tea, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Enjoy traditional flavours so fondly associated with Ceylon Tea.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Ceylon Tea Uva Broken Orange Pekoe BOP Benefits
This nutritious infusion, like all types of Black Tea, can boost the metabolism of fat cells, thus promoting weight loss.
It also aids digestion, boosts the immune system, improves skin health and enhances cognitive function.
If you’re interested in learning more, consider reading our Black Tea benefits blog for the latest scientific research.