Our Ceylon is a fine example of one of the world’s most popular teas. Well balanced, with a brisk and lively flavour, it makes an energising cuppa any time of the day.
Ceylon tea comes from Sri Lanka (‘Ceylon’ is the old colonial name for the country), a hilly island famed for its diverse tea regions. Our Tea Masters blend teas from different areas. ‘Low-grown’ teas, harvested from sunny tea gardens below 600 metres (m) in altitude, give colour and strength. We balance these with medium-grown teas, sourced from gardens between 600 and 1,200m high. These cooler sites produce lighter teas, which give the blend its lively, citrusy edge.
Deep golden when brewed, our Ceylon Tea has a fresh aroma and zesty flavours. A versatile tea, try it served with a slice of lemon as a reviving cuppa, or brewed strong and softened with a splash of milk. Our Ceylon also makes an excellent iced tea, steeped with lemon and sugar and diluted with iced water, the perfect foil for hot summer days.
We illustrated the box with John Chapman’s "The Coldstream Guards on Parade at Horse Guards". It’s a scene of London in the midst of its colonial pomp, when the well-to-do would have relished the arrival of exotic treats like Ceylon tea. Take a sip of our distinctive Ceylon and be transported to those adventurous times.
Origin*: Sri Lanka*Please note, subject to change due to seasonal variations.
Each and every morning, my favourite cup of tea would be English Breakfast. It’s strong, it’s coloury, it’s got a wonderful nutty flavour that I really do enjoy, and it takes the milk well.William Manning, Senior Tea Taster
In the UK Head Office we taste over 500 cups of tea every day, to search for the best quality teas available from around the world.Dominic Marriot, Tea Taster
Later on in the afternoon I might try something like a Darjeeling that has the muscatel flavour, or maybe even a high-grown Ceylon, but definitely my favourite brew, and the one that I drink the most of, is English Breakfast.William Manning , Senior Tea Taster