Uda Pussellawa Tea Region
Nestled in the Central Province, Uda Pussellawa is a small yet picturesque area completely covered in tea cultivation. The tea estates here enjoy two quality seasons – the western and eastern seasons. The higher elevation teas, bordering Nuwara Eliya to the west, have a darker appearance in the cup with a pinkish hue and a greater strength, making it easily distinguishable from other regions.
The eastern quality season, from June to September, produces the best teas of the year, followed closely by the western season during the first quarter. The dry, cold conditions during the latter period add a hint of rose medium body and subtle character. However, heavy rainfall tends to produce a tea that is darker in the cup and stronger in flavor.
Pussellawa offers a range of leaf sizes and styles, making it a unique and diverse tea region in Sri Lanka. Learn more about the different tea-growing regions in our post on “Ceylon Tea Growing Regions.”