Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) is famous for the Orange Pekoe tea it produces, which has been used in many popular brand name tea bags for many years. Ceylon teas range from medium bodied varieties which are mellow and suitable to drink clear, to bold and full infusions that are perfect for a splash of milk. Quality Ceylon teas have a sparkling coppery-gold infusion, with bright notes and flowery sweet aroma.
The tiny island of Sri Lanka is the third largest producer of tea in the world. There are several regions of production on the island, ranging in elevation from 3000 to 8000ft, each one producing teas with different and unique characteristics. Generally the tea gardens at higher elevations produce superior teas due to pristine growing conditions. Nuwara Eliya is the highest region of Sri Lanka and produces incredible teas!