Sri Lanka Black (Ceylon)
Amba is a tea garden and organic farm nestled in the mountains of Sri Lanka 1000m above the Ravanna-Ella waterfall in Uva Province. The estate is one of only two or three in the whole of Sri Lanka that makes small-scale artisan teas by hand. So un-commercialised is their production that they even sent us a list of the first names of the nine people who picked the tea.
Amba grows other organic products including coffee, spices, herbs, fruit and veg, and is also in partnership with a psychiatric hospital for Sri Lankan women who take part in a well-being project to sew small bags for their special teas.
Sweet aromas of honey, rich dark fruit and a hint of citrus.
The predominant tastes are honey, and dark chocolate, but the tea has a mildly floral note, with very low astringency and a long, sweet aftertaste.