the former name of an island republic in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of India, now called Sri Lanka. It is an independent nation with an area of 25,332 sq. mi. and a population of about 14 million people.
This island off the coast of India produces superb teas. Currently known as Sri Lanka, it was once known only for its coffee. In 1867, a Scotsman named James Taylor, planted 19 acres of tea plant seeds.
Former name of Sri Lanka used when referring to tea grown on the island. Children's tea - An herbal caffeine free beverage; any tea served with half tea, half milk and sweetened; a theme tea party oriented toward youth.
Blends of teas grown on the island of Sri Lanka, which take their name from the colonial name for the island. The traditional name of Sri Lanka was readopted by the island when it became a Sovereign Republic in the Commonwealth in 1972.
Ceylon is the name given to a family of curry recipes with the key ingredients being coconut, lemon, and a specific Ceylon curry powder, which classifies it as "hot" on most guides.http://www.zindagee.co.uk/cuisine/glossary.htm Zindagee.co.uk. Zindagee Curry Glossary. Accessed [[29 December] 2006.http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Island/3012/glossary.htm Geocities.com.