For our organic Breakfast blend tea we combine flavorful Ceylon from Sri Lanka and full – bodied dark Indian Assam for a rich and invigorating blend.
Ceylon or its contemporary name Sri Lanka is a beautiful tropical island about the size of England and lies just 22 miles off the southern tip of India. Sri Lanka supplies about 25% of the world”s tea.
The nearly six hundred thousand acres of tea under cultivation provide well over half of the island”s export earnings. Sri Lanka is divided by a chain of mountains. The East side of the mountains is the Uva region and the West side is the Dimbulla region each producing teas renowned for their distinct character and flavor.
Our Organic Ceylon is from the Dimbulla region which has tea estates at elevations of 5000 to 6000 feet and seasonal monsoons. Dimbulla was one of the first areas planted in the 1870s after tea took the place of coffee. The teas are harvested December through February. Dry winds coupled with bright days and cold nights contribute to this aromatic and flavorful tea.
This tea is characterized by long chestnut colored leaves and rich taste. Assam the birthplace of Indian tea is the largest tea growing area in the world with more than 2000 tea gardens. The Assam valley lies 120 miles east of Darjeeling on the border with China Burma and Bangladesh. The mighty Brahmaputra river weaves its impressive path through the vast rolling plains of the verdant Assam valley. The climate the rich soil and the indigenous tea plants give Assam teas their characteristic strong full-bodied taste and liquor.
Our Organic Assam Black tea comes from the Sewpur Tea Estate in the Tinsukia district of Assam. Sewpur began producing tea in 1906 and now produces 100 metric tons of Organic tea each year. This tea has distinctive malty flavor full-body and a warm reddish brown color in the cup. Both teas selected for our Organic Breakfast blend are certified by the renowned ””Institute for MarketEcology””.