A page out of a picturesque story book ‘The city of light’ awakens each and every one of your senses. Mist dancing in mild sunlight, playing a dramatic effect on the mountains is an incredible art of nature. This breakaway country retreat is the coolest area on the island. With a web of green mountains, deep valleys and freefalling water falls it was and is generally acknowledged to produce some of the finest teas in the world. Surrounded by three of the highest mountain ranges, Nuwara Eliya has a temperate climate. This rawness in the environment has molded a tea bush to produce a liquor that’s unparallel and decadent. With a golden hue like wild honey, this Gourmet Liquid contains the elements that tea connoisseurs call the “the million-dollar taste” or high-end teas of the world.
Dimbula is situated between two of the highest plateaus in Ceylon: Nuwara Eliya and Horton plains. Wet and misty much of the year, the Ceylon Tea plantations draped on the Eastern plains receive a good quota of rain during each season. The region is well known for it's Tea & brings some of the finest Pure Ceylon Tea flavors which are distinct to the taste, so much that anyone can recognize the quality and it's origin from one sip. South West monsoon and the Western quality season have a deep and profound impact on the tea bushes here. Fondly referred to as the green gold from Dimbula, Characteristics include Jasmine or Cyprus overtones. ‘High Grown’ Ceylon tea from this region incorporates mother nature’s vibrations & engraves it into each & every leaf.
The gateway to the central highlands ‘Mahanuwara’ or ‘Great City‘ was the last kingdom of ancient Ceylon. Nestled amidst the lush green mountains, this neutral zone is located within the path of two monsoonal weather patterns has a moderate cool climate. Kandy has three months of rain followed by three dry months. It is surrounded by the Knuckles Mountain Range & the Hanthana mountain Range. They act as a natural fortress and give refuge from fierce winds & heavy rains. Cocooned among the misty mountains & dewy valleys, ‘mid-grown’ Ceylon Tea from Kandy produces an echo of flavors & styles. This versatility is molded & magnified by the seasonal characteristics & changing precipitation at varying elevations. Though the leaf is relatively small, its liquor is packed with flavor & strength. This quintessential balance of luxury in a cup is the perfect brew just as her environment.
The Ruhuna district is adorned by Palm fringed beaches, crimson sunsets, lagoons, endless fields of salt and low-lying hills. This region sits at the foothills of the central mountain range. Warmed by the tropical sun throughout the year, wild scrub jungles with a few grassy plains extend up to Uva province. Full-Flavored black tea from the South is a distinctively unique Ruhuna trait. Exposed to the climatic conditions of being in the dry zone and the wet zone, this Southern brew has an abundance of flavors. Though a late bloomer to tea in the (1900 ‘s) the liquor from these leaves produce a dark deep brown color in the cup – like henna or mahogany or a good tan. The flavor has a marked distinctiveness. Ruhuna also produces a range of leaves styles and sizes including the prized ‘silver tips ‘– orthodox tea.
Wedged between the grassy plains of the Udawalawe Nature Reserve, the Singharajah rain forest and peak wilderness of the sacred Adams peak, the tea plants growing here enjoy thick forest cover. The South West monsoon bringing the highest amount of rain, the hills and valleys are cloaked in cascading waterfalls, streams, creeks and rivers. Being hot and humid cloud forests and micro climates are a common feature In the Sabaragamuwa Tea growing region. This life-giving phenomenon produces Sabaragamuwa Ceylon black tea fast. The tea tree experiences rapid growth with long and exquisite leaves. The liquor from these leaves imparts an opulent sensuous sweet caramel aroma. this scarlet brew or earth red liquid has a dashing flavor. with a virile strength, the teas from Sabaragamuwa distill an essence of vitality and potency.
UDA PUSSELLAWA REGIONAL TEA
Uda Pussellawa is a small thinly populated district dominated entirely by pure Ceylon Tea plantations, whether occupational or as a form of agriculture it’s an extensive swathe of manicured pastures racing to reach all corners of the terrain. Uda Pussallawa is also the name of a mountain range and a valley that extends east from Pidurutalagala peak. This region experiences cold and dry weather. The quality season has a twofold effect since it is exposed to both monsoons and has shed its water on the slopes. During the cold season, the tea shrub is dormant, only to spring to life with a nudge from warmer temperatures. The first fresh shoots are of the highest quality and most costly. The liquor derived from these leaves is a delectable syrup with an extremely tangy flavor and a touch of rose. In actuality, the flavor is delicate and has a refined elegance.
Uva Province is the second least populous province in Sri Lanka. It is divided into two districts: Badulla and Moneragala. The primary uplands are the Gal Oya hills and the Central highlands, while the principal waterways are the Mahaweli and Menik rivers. Uva's ceylon black tea has an evolutionary depth of creation. Uva creates a spectacular mix as a tea manufacturing frontier. The brew is thoughtful and perfectly timed, exotically fragrant and in harmony with nature. Because of its isolation from the rest of the island, Uva teas are significantly more concentrated and ahead of the pack. Once tasted, the mellow smooth flavor of Uva tea is clearly identifiable. Exposure to both the Northwest and Southwest monsoons is thought to have bestowed the tea grown here with a distinct, recognizable character and exotically fragrant flavor.