Ceylon tea today acclaimed as one of the finest in the world was first introduced to the Island by the British colonial rulers in the early 1800’s. Ceylon, as it was referred to then and now known as Sri Lanka is an Island situated in the Indian Ocean, off the south eastern tip of the Indian sub continent. The country with its natural geographic situation and widely varying climatic conditions and altitudes offer a wide variety of teas from delicate to robust, each type with its distinctive intensity, flavor, aroma and taste. The alchemy of land, sun and rain in the Paradise Island of Sri Lanka presents the ideal climatic conditions for cultivation of tea.
Black tea is not the only tea produced, the Ceylon Green Tea generally has a fuller body, and has a pungent, malty and nutty flavor. Green tea in Sri Lanka has its own characteristics, they are darker in both the dry and infused leaf, and has a rich flavor different from other green teas. Other than the Black and the Green tea Sri Lanka specializes in White Tea which is also known as ‘silver tips’. This is one of the priciest teas in Sri Lanka, price of a kilo of White Tea in higher than that of Green and Black tea.