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The Ceylon tea districts form a compact area in the central
core of mountains and foothills to the West and
South-West. Take the railway from the tea auction centre
of Colombo through the main districts to Badulla, a
journey of 180 miles.
For the first fifty miles the line runs through rice fields
broken by hillocks of red soil. Then the line begins to rise
and you pass through an area where cacoa, rubber, tea,
cardamoms, coconuts and other crops are grown. Kandy,
at about 70 miles, is situated at 1700 ft. and is the
ancient capital of Ceylon. As well as regional blended teas,
individual estates are available. Above Kandy, tea estates
become more frequent and the route continues via Nawalapitiya
at 4000ft. Our train continues to Hatton in the Dikoya district.
This is the centre of the tea country and formerly an important
The Dimbula district adjoins Dikoya, where the Tea Research
Institute is situated. From Nanu Oya a narrow guage line
runs to Nuwara Eliya at 6200 ft and on to Kandapola and
Continuing along the main line from Nanu Oya, the highest
point is reached at Pattipola 6225ft., at which the Uva
district begins. The line then descends to Haputale and
Bandarawala, both over 4000ft. and then on to Badulla.
The term BOP means 'Broken Orange Pekoe', a small,
well-sized grade of leaf separated from the larger
'Orange Pekoe' grades. Hence BOP produces a fast
well-balanced infusion which if not controlled, will
be very strong!
Our prices are listed below with prices in brackets and
are in Canadian Dollars. The prices refer to
Silver Needle Ceylon (21.00/39.00/75.00)
Enjoy straight or with a dash of milk, this is one of the finest examples
of tippy, low elevation Ceylon tea. A small wiry leaf with silver tips.
Kenilworth OP (14.00/27.00/52.00 Back in stock)
Striking needle-like leaf, from a prize-winning estate at midelevation, brewing a
slightly sweet, quality afternoon tea.
Strathdon PF1 (12.00/23.00/44.00)
We are listing a Ceylon CTC for the first time. Small cut leaves
which brew a strong and pungent tea best enjoyed served with milk.
Greenfields Organic OP (17.00/32.00/61.00 RA-O Back in stock)
The aroma is lightly fruity fragrant and brews into a wonderfully complex cup. From
a bio-dynamic estate, is situated at an elevation of 6000 ft. above main sea level.
Adawatte FBOP (12.00/23.00/44.00)
This was a real treat when cupped, it excelled as having good colour and
lots of flavour. A must-try for Ceylon fans!
Ceylon Orange Pekoe (12.00/23.00/44.00)
The archetypal afternoon tea with an aroma unique to Ceylon. Sufficient
strength to rejuvenate a tired person, good colour and medium body.
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