5 Rich Ceylon Black Teas For a Perfect Wake-up Brew

Last updated: August 24, 2020 at 9:24 am

Ceylon tea: tasting notes

Ceylon black tea is one of the country’s specialties. It has a crisp fruity aroma reminiscent of citrus. The tea is grown on numerous estates which vary in altitude, thus the resulting difference in flavor of the leaf.

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The name Ceylon Tea is legally protected by The Sri Lanka Tea Board. Only the tea grown, entirely manufactured, and packed in Sri Lanka can bear the Lion of Ceylon logo. However, if the content is 100% Sri Lankan, importers can still legally use the name ‘Ceylon Tea’ on their own packaging.

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the Lion of Ceylon logo

Ceylon tea makes for delicious full-bodied “breakfast” types of tea, that can be enjoyed either with a splash of milk or unadorned.

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Ceylon Sonata

Ceylon Sonata

Ceylon Sonata is a classic black tea from Sri Lanka. In colonial times, this island nation was known as Ceylon. This name is still used to describe all teas grown here. Ceylon tea is bright and lively, medium-bodied and delightfully tangy. Our Ceylon Sonata hails from the renowned Kenilworth Estate, located in Sri Lanka's Kandy region. Fresh, citrusy aroma, sweet juicy notes like mandarin peel or grapefruit, refreshing texture and balanced astringency. The perfect afternoon tea.
Harney & Sons, HT Tea Blend, English Breakfast, 20 Tea Sachets

Harney & Sons, HT Tea Blend, English Breakfast, 20 Tea Sachets

Tea Blends · Unique & Uncommon Kosher A Black Tea Blend of Ceylon and African Teas. English Breakfast This full-bodied yet mellow tea is a great way to start each day. We have chosen Kenya and Kenilworth for this blend. The golden tips of Milima are reminiscent of Assam and the bold leaves of Ceylon's Kenilworth are very mellow.
Mango Ceylon Tea Organic, Fair Trade

Mango Ceylon Tea Organic, Fair Trade

The smooth flavor of Organic Black Tea and mango flavor along with elegant organic calendula petals gives this tea a uniquely refreshing, tropical flavor. It can be served hot, and it’s also great for iced tea.
Ceylon B.O.P. Tea Organic, Fair Trade

Ceylon B.O.P. Tea Organic, Fair Trade

This small leaf tea is a bright and lively classic that brews to a bright deep due with a pronounced aroma and a full rich taste. This delicious tea can be enjoyed "as is" or with milk and/or sugar any time of the day.
English Breakfast

English Breakfast

Robust with flavor, our traditional blend of organic loose leaf black tea is perfect for starting the day. This Sri Lanka black tea brews smooth and malty, with a clean finish.

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