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Ceylon Nuwara Eliya Green
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Item #: T1086
Ceylon Nuwara Eliya Green - 1 Ounce Pkg $1.95 - In Stock
Ceylon Nuwara Eliya Green - 3 Ounce Tin $8.15 - In Stock
Ceylon Nuwara Eliya Green - 4 Ounce Pkg $6.55 - In Stock
Ceylon Nuwara Eliya Green - 8 Ounce Pkg $13.10 - In Stock
Ceylon Nuwara Eliya Green - 1 Pound Pkg $26.20 - In Stock
Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, has been providing excellent teas since the mid 1800's and is currently one of the largest tea producing countries in the world. Prior to the introduction of tea plants to Sri Lanka, this country was primarily known for its crops of cinnamon and coffee. Due to economic changes, which affected the cinnamon crop, and a fungal disease, which devastated the coffee plants, Ceylon began experimenting with tea plants in 1839. It wasn't until 1867, when James Taylor, a British planter, began a tea plantation in Kandy, that tea was established as a viable industry. His venture was soon followed by other tea gardens in and around the area.
Sri Lanka has 6 growing regions: Kandy, Uda Pussellawa, Uva, Ruhuna, Dimbula and Nuwara Eliya. The central highlands of Sri Lanka offer humidity, cooler temperatures and consistent rainfall, all of which provide a favorable environment for high quality teas.
A refreshing all-day sipper for lovers of green tea! Grown at over 6000 feet on the high plateau of Nuwara Eliya the large, curled, olive-green leaves produce a pale ecru cup with a smooth, clean taste and no astringency.
Brew tea at 180º - steep for 3 minutes.
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