Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva districts.
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4800 – 7600 feet above sea level.
Manufacture type: Orthodox.
Cup characteristics: A delicious synergy between excellent high grown tea, rich fresh vanilla, and a lovely cream character. Enjoy a cup of decadence.
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea, sunflower, calendula petals, jasmine petals, natural flavors.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straightup’.
Iced tea-brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!
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