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Fine Tea

Ceylon OP1 - Pettiagalla

£4.25

Fine Tea

Ceylon OP1 - Pettiagalla

£4.25

  • A sweet, very high-grade Ceylon tea with a chocolatey/caramel aftertaste.

    This tea comes from the Pettiagalla estate, which means “box-shaped rock”. A wonderfully light tea, giving a bright, clean cup with a strong flavour. Ceylons are a wonderful mid-morning / lunchtime tea and this choice is light enough to have also as an afternoon drink. Great for concentration during the day. Ceylons don’t get any better than this … rock your world and get brewing.
  • Country Sri Lanka
    Origin Ceylon
    Farm Pettiagalla
    Leaf Beautiful, tippy, long wiry leaves
    Aroma Fruity, citrus, tangerine
    Liquor Bright amber/copper, bright clean cup
    Cupping Notes Caramel, dark chocolate notes, smooth and full-bodied
    Brewing Tips 2.5g in 200ml of water at 100°C. Steep for 4-5 mins
  • About the Pettiagalla Region:
    Set in the South Western area of Sri Lanka, the low-lying Ratnapura District is an ideal tea-growing area. The woodland belt of the Sinharaja Forest shelters this area from the warm, drying winds whipped up by the monsoons and allows access to the moist air that is vital for tea cultivation. The teas here are full-bodied, thick and strong … and delicious.
  • The grades for whole leaf orthodox black tea are: Ceylon orange pekoe (OP) grades'
    OP1 slightly delicate, long, wiry leaf with the light liquor
    OPA bold, long leaf tea which ranges from tightly wound to almost open
    OP main grade, in the middle between OP1 and OPA, can consist of long wiry leaf without tips
    OP Superior primarily from Indonesia, similar to OP
    Flower OP high quality tea with a long leaf and few tips, considered the second grade in Assam, Dooars and Bangladesh teas, but the first grade in China
    FOP1 as above, but with only the highest quality leaves in the FOP classification
    Golden Flower OP1 higher proportion of tip than FOP top grade
    Tippy Golden FOP the highest proportion of tip, main grade in Darjeeling and Assam
    TGFOP1 as above, but with only the highest quality leaves in the TGFOP classification

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