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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 coffee area.

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 Ragalla.

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 125g/250g/500g.



Ruhuna

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 from the Evergreen Tea Estate. A small wirey leaf with silver tips.



Kandy

Kenilworth OP (14.00/27.00/52.00 O)
Striking needle-like leaf, from a prize winning estate at mid-elevation, brewing a slightly sweet, quality afternoon tea.



Dimbula

Strathdon PF1 (12.00/23.00/44.00 NEW)
We are listing a Ceylon CTC for the first time. Small cut leaves which brew a strong and pungent tea best served with milk.



Uva

Greenfields Organic OP (14.00/27.00/52.00 RA-O)
Now established as a premier organic producer, we are pleased to be able to offer this tea from the Thotulagalla Estate.

Adawatte FBOP (12.00/23.00/44.00) NEW
This was a reat 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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