$8.00 – $54.43
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva Districts
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 1200m – 2550m above sea level
Manufacturing Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: A mysterious blend with a delicious mixture of grenadine and vanilla. Sweet toasty with a touch of dryness and a subtle bouquet.
Infusion: Bright and coppery
Ingredients: Sri Lanka black tea, Calendula petals, Sunflower petals, Natural flavours
Description: Certainly a mysterious blend despite being a delicious mixture of grenadine and vanilla. Perhaps first created by Tibetan monks, infused with universal life energy, this tea is a perfect all day treat; sweet and toasty with a touch of dryness and a subtle bouquet.
Originally it is believed that this blend was developed by monks to support their life’s desires, especially the work that they did all by hand. Tea is an item that these monks considered good for the soul. Franciscan moks used to drink this tea to keep them awake during long periods of meditation. It is fair to say that this ancient and harmonious blend, as it is also used by Buddhist and Taoist monks.
We only use high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high grown districts produce flavourful teas that have classic ‘Ceylon’ tea character which is noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency, bright coppery color.
Hot Tea Brewing Method: Bring fresh cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 200-260mL of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced Tea Brewing Method: (to make 1 Litre): Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using fresh cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315mL over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes.
Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.
Note some premium quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of premium quality and nothing to worry about!
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