Item No: 4801PB
A popular breakfast blend of various teas from the highlands of Ceylon. Yields a golden infusion with a very aromatic taste.
Ceylon teas are frequently asked for as ‘Orange Pekoe’ (OP) a descriptive often associated with Ceylon teas. ‘Orange’ is from the Dutch House of Orange active in the early tea trading days and ‘Pekoe’ is Chinese for full leaf teas. Ceylon teas are often used in flavoured blends and it lends a pleasant taste to them without overpowering the flavour. The name Ceylon as held on because of it's popularity from the past. Very seldom if ever are these teas called 'Sri Lankan. Ceylon teas are one of my favourite black teas especially 4317, Kennilworth.
Tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon) Sri Lanka is the world's fourth-largest producer of tea. The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall of the country's central highlands provide a climate that favours the production of high-quality tea. The industry was introduced to the country in 1867 by James Taylor, a British planter who arrived in 1852