Organic Ceylon OP1

  • Certified Organic
  • Single Estate

Click icons to learn more:

Availability: In stock

$0.00

Quick Overview

Organic Black Tea from the Indulgashinna Estate in Sri Lanka. A well-balanced cup with light fruity hints and delicate pungency. The finish is long and clean, with a hint of fresh-cut pine and a delicate accent of orange zest. OP1 Grade: Slightly delicate, long, wiry leaf with a light liquor

Ingredients:

USDA Certified Organic
Organic Black Tea

Organic Ceylon OP1

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

Photographs © Divinitea, visit our terms of use page for more info.

More Views

* Required Fields

$0.00

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Organic/Biodynamic Darjeeling 2nd Flush

Organic/Biodynamic Darjeeling 2nd Flush

$8.00 - $51.00
Organic Nilgiri

Organic Nilgiri

$6.00 - $35.00
Medium Tea Snap (Tea Tongs)

Medium Tea Snap (Tea Tongs)

$4.25
Oval Stainless Steel Tea Tin- 4 oz

Oval Stainless Steel Tea Tin- 4 oz

$6.00
Permanent Tea Basket

Permanent Tea Basket

$12.00 - $14.00

Details

Organic loose leaf Black Tea from the Indulgashinna Estate in Sri Lanka. A well-balanced cup with light fruity hints and delicate pungency. The finish is long and clean, with a hint of fresh-cut pine and a delicate accent of orange zest. OP1 Grade: Slightly delicate, long, wiry leaf with a light liquor

History of Ceylon Tea

In 1824 a tea plant was brought to Ceylon by the British from China and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya for non-commercial purposes. Further experimental tea plants were brought from Assam and Calcutta in India to Peradeniya in 1839 through the East India Company and over the years that followed. In 1839 the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was also established followed by the Planters' Association of Ceylon in 1854. In 1867, James Taylor marked the birth of the tea industry in Ceylon by starting a tea plantation in Loolecondera estate in Kandy in 1867. He began the tea plantation on an estate of just 19 acres (76,890 m2). In 1872 he started a fully equipped tea factory in the same Loolecondera estate and that year the first sale of Loolecondra tea was made in Kandy. In 1873, the first shipment of Ceylon tea, a consignment of some 23 lb (10 kg), arrived in London.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle remarked on the establishment of the tea plantations, “…the tea fields of Ceylon are as true a monument to courage as is the lion at Waterloo”.

Soon enough plantations surrounding Loolecondera such as Hope, Rookwood and Mooloya situated to the east and Le Vallon and Stellenberg to the south began transforming into tea plantations and were amongst the first tea estates to be established on the island.

Tea production in Ceylon increased dramatically in the 1880s and by 1888 the area under cultivation exceeded that of coffee, growing to nearly 400,000 acres (1,619 km2) in 1899. By the 1960s the total tea production and exports exceeded 200,000 metric tons (220,462 short tons) and 200,000 hectares (772 sq mi), and by 1965 Sri Lanka became the world's largest tea exporter for the first time.

By 1996, Sri Lanka's tea production had exceeded 250,000 metric tons (275,578 short tons), growing to over 300,000 metric tons (330,693 short tons) by the year 2000.

Health benefits of black tea

Find out how black tea can improve your health here.

comments powered by Disqus

-

Additional Information

Ingredients Organic Black Tea
Steeping Time No
Steeping Temperature No
Amount Tea No
Tea Attributes Certified Organic, Single Estate
Tea Function No

Product Tags

Other people marked this product with these tags:

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.