About This Tea
Grown at 3500 feet above sea level on the eastern slope of Sri Lanka's central mountains, this tea is intensely floral and slightly sharp, with a golden cup color. In the Ceylonese grading system, OP1 means a well twisted, large leaf.
The union of A and B in the alphabet (1+2), standing for teamaker Amy Bourne.
Full leaf Ceylon Uva black tea from Sri Lanka.
Malt, petunia, tobacco
For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Steep five minutes while pondering the rotation of the earth.
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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 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.