Dimbula Tea Region – Clean, Bright & Brisk Teas with Unique Aromas
The North-Western region of Sri Lanka is renowned for its high-quality teas. During the season, which runs from late August to early September, the teas produced in this area are clean, bright, and brisk with a beautiful coppery red color.
The tea from the Golden Valley sub-district is especially noteworthy for its hint of a golden-orange hue.
The North-Western region comprises several districts, including Golden Valley, Maskeliya, Upper Kotmale, Ramboda, and Lower Dickoya. While they were once separate districts, Dimbula and Dickoya are now considered together.
However, the character of the tea produced in Dickoya is slightly different, with a lighter liquor.
Between March and May, during the Western quality season, the teas from this region increase in aromatic qualities, with notes of jasmine and cypress adding to their unique flavor profile. The monsoon rain and cold, dry weather contribute to the full-bodied yet light and delicate quality of these teas, which are similar in grade to those from the Uda Pussellawa Tea area.
The North-Western region’s tea creates a unique liquor perfect for high-quality blends like English and Irish Breakfast tea. Additionally, broken-type tea grades are used to create a variety of blends for the Western market. Overall, the North-Western region is an essential contributor to Sri Lanka’s reputation as a world-class producer of tea.