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

Ceylon tea is one of Sri Lanka’s specialties. The tea thrives in the warm, humid climate. There are numerous estates that vary in altitude, thus the resulting difference in the leaf’s flavor. The country is divided into seven strictly defined districts. Each district has a unique combination of climate and terrain that determines the character of the final tea.

What does Ceylon tea taste like?

Classic Ceylon tea varieties offer a strong but balanced cup, medium to full-body brew with a smooth mouthfeel. The pale golden to deep amber cup often has a hint of caramel sweetness and warm toasty quality.

Ceylon black 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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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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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.

English Breakfast Tea
English Breakfast Tea

Citrus, grassy, spicy. 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.

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.

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.

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.