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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.


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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