teas from Sri Lanka
One of the world`s most popular teas, Ceylon is a black pekoe tea whose leaves have been fermented before drying. A two-temperature drying process seals in essential oils that give this tea its special flavor. This superior tea originated in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), but is now grown in other countries such as India and China.
The common name of teas grown in Sri Lanka.
This article is about black tea from Sri Lanka. For the food service teas, see Ceylon tea (disambiguation).
Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Green tea is produced using various methods of manufacture. Green tea manufacture methods were first developed in China using Chinese clonal stock, which seed stock was in later centuries exported to Indonesia, Japan and Brasil. These manufacture methods were later developed in India using Assamese clonal stock.
Ceylon White tea is grown on the island of Sri Lanka and is highly prized, mentioned in a recent BBC article, is grown and harvested by hand. The move towards producing White tea shows a clear line between organically farmed tea that is fair and rewarding to the farmers and drinkers and the monopoly of mass produced tea. Prices per kilogram of Ceylon White tea are significantly higher than other teas from the region.