Distinguish of High, Mid and Low grown Tea growing regions
As the third-largest tea producer in the world and the largest exporters of high-quality black tea into the world tea market under the Ceylon tea symbol. Sri Lanka, well-known for Ceylon tea.
Therefore, Sri Lanka is the best to know for Ceylon black tea. And also, the majority of its production is black tea but produces green tea and white tea as well.
Ceylon tea is very famous in the middle east and Russia than in Western countries.
Sri Lanka has low land and mountainous areas. And the climate is widely variable on every location.
As a result, Sri Lanka produces various type of tea under the Ceylon tea brand by the location.
Tea is grown in slopes at three different elevations
- 4000 ft above sea level (high grown)
- between 2000 ft. and 4000 ft. (mid- grown)
- below 2000 ft. (low grown)
Therefore, Each level produces teas of unique character. By blending teas from different areas of the island (different elevations) Sri Lanka can offer a very wide range of tea grades.
In addition, Some of the tea is full-bodied, others light and delicate. However, all Ceylon blends will have brisk, full flavours and bright golden colour.
What are the main Tea products in Sri Lanka?
- Ceylon black tea
In Sri Lanka, the majority of the tea production in Ceylon Black Tea. It has a crisp aroma reminiscent of citrus and uses both unmixed and in blends. Therefore, It produces on numerous estates which vary in altitude and taste.
- Ceylon green tea
Ceylon green tea generally gives the fuller body and the more pungent, rather malty, nutty flavour characteristic. The main green tea grades are OP Full leaf Green Tea (whole leaf), Gun Powder Green Tea, Fannings and Dust Green Tea.
- Ceylon white tea
Ceylon white tea divides into two grades, known as “Silver Tips/Silver needle white tea” and “Golden Tips/Golden Needle white tea”. Sri Lanka white tea prices per kilogram are significantly higher than other teas. White tea is high labour involvement in tea production.
In addition, we produce natural sun-dried hand made white tea. They have a delicate, very light liquoring with notes of pine & honey and a golden coppery infusion.
We identify the following tea growing regions in Sri Lanka