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Ceylon Tea (Sri Lanka Tea)

Ceylon tea is cultivated and produced in Sri Lanka, Ceylon, Nuwra, Uva, Dimala Tea - an island whose contours are lined with tea bushes, and whose growing regions produce teas of diverse flavour and character. Ceylon tea is one of the most popular varieties of black tea, and a perfect base for iced tea.

What is Ceylon tea?

Ceylon tea is produced in the highlands of Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, and is made from the dried processed leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. It has a slightly different taste from regular black teas, with citrus notes and a full-bodied taste because of the environmental conditions where it’s grown. 

Where did Ceylon tea originate from?

Ceylon teas were planted in 1867, in what we now know as Sri Lanka, following a coffee blight which wiped out the coffee plantations on the island. It’s now one of the most popular types of tea and Sri Lanka is the world’s third-largest tea producer. 

What does Ceylon tea taste like?

Ceylon tea is known for its fruity, clear and fragrant taste.

Do you drink Ceylon tea with milk?

Ceylon tea is delicious on its own, but it also pairs beautifully with milk and sugar. 

Does Ceylon tea contain caffeine?

Just like other forms of tea, Ceylon tea does contain caffeine – per serving contains between 14-61mg of caffeine. 

How to brew Ceylon tea

To brew a delicious cup of Ceylon tea, add one teaspoon of leaves per cup of boiling water and steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea. Strain into a cup and either drink as is or with milk and sugar. 

What are the benefits of Ceylon tea?

Ceylon tea is a rich source of antioxidants, which can help to protect against chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It also contains trace minerals including magnesium and manganese. 

Why you should trust our Ceylon tea

Our Ceylon teas are of the highest quality, sourced directly from tea growers and approved quality suppliers. Most of our teas are sourced from Ethical Tea Partnerships growers and are certified organic, with a wide choice of options to choose from.