Kandy
Kandy
Kandy
Kandy
Kandy
Kandy
Kandy
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Kandy

BLACK TEA BLEND

17 reviews

Named after one of the most beautiful cities in Sri Lanka, Kandy brings together full and flavory Dimbula with highly aromatic and intense Uva and lightly scented high-grown Nuwara Eliya. A tea made for sipping with pleasure all day.

Tasting Notes:

Malt, carob, honeysuckle


320 in stock
Regular price $12.99 Save $-12.99
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4.9 Based on 17 Reviews
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AH
09/21/2020
Amanda H.
United States United States
I recommend this product
One of My Bread & Butter Teas

Love this tea. I have a cup every day sweetened with a bit of honey and coconut almond creamer. You can't beat Smith for quality.

A Smith Teamaker Customer
AW
09/11/2020
Adam W.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Delicious

Very nice! I really like how smooth it is. Perfect afternoon tea.

KD
09/05/2020
Kimberly D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
My favorite black tea

This is my go-to daily tea. I was spoiled in Sri Lanka by the best Nuwara Eliya teas. This is a great easily available blend.

CS
09/04/2020
Charles S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Sumptous Kandy tea

I loved this tea from the time I first tasted it among a flight of teas at your retail shop. Smith strikes a great balance Ceylon Uva and Dimbula teas which make it up. Your Ceylon teas are my favorites for summer sipping.

RC
08/07/2020
Robert C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Kandy

This tea, Kandy, was so good before that I ordered another round. I may like this one more than Portland Breakfast, which is saying something. Next time I may get into Smith’s loose leaf offerings.

Ingredients

A blend of Ceylon Dimbula, Uva and Nuwara Eliya full leaf teas.

Blend Numerology

Number of cashew merchants per kilometer on the road to Kandy in Sir Lanka.

Preparation

For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Steep five minutes while pausing to reflect on the private joys of your own tea ceremony.

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Ceylon Dimbula

Sri Lankan Black Tea

The Dimbula region is directly opposite the Uva region in Sri Lanka. Dimbulas are often called “Westerns” in the tea trade. They have a reddish amber color in the cup, with a medium to full body, slightly fruity flavor and mineral notes. Ceylon Dimbulas are often used in medium bodied blends, Earl Grey formulas and other flavored teas. The best Dimbula teas are produced from December to February.

Central Province

The Central Province, true to its name, is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. It is said that in its capital city of Kandy, the tooth of the Buddha resides in a temple, which alone makes this place worth visiting. Here at Smith, just as holy, are the many breathtaking high elevation tea gardens that make a significant contribution to the total output of high grade Sri Lankan teas, which we look to buy between the months of December to February.

Ceylon Nuwara Eliya

Sri Lankan Black Tea

A well known, yet somewhat under-appreciated, tea from the area situated between Uva and Dimbula. Grown and processed at elevations above 1500 meters, Nuwara Eliyas have a very light color and body similar to some first flush Darjeelings. While their body and cup color are light, the flavors can be intense and floral, which add brightness and character to blends.

Central Province

The Central Province, true to its name, is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. It is said that in its capital city of Kandy, the tooth of the Buddha resides in a temple, which alone makes this place worth visiting. Here at Smith, just as holy, are the many breathtaking high elevation tea gardens that make a significant contribution to the total output of high grade Sri Lankan tea, which we look to buy between the months of December to February.

Ceylon Uva

Sri Lankan Black Tea

Situated 1100 meters above sea level on the island of Sri Lanka, the Uva region produces teas of distinctly different character from their Ceylonese siblings. Uvas are astringent, intensely floral and slightly sharp in flavor with a golden cup color. They add “bite” and freshness to blends.

Uva Province

Uva Province is located in the soutestern part of Sri Lanka and is the second least populated portion of the island. It makes up for this with an abundance of exceptional tea gardens and wonderfule scenic overviews, like Lipton's Seat, where one can have a fresh cup of tea from the Dambethenna Estate and a front row seat to harvesting in the surrounding tea fields. We buy our teas during the peak harvest moths of June through September.