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About Ceylon Tea

History's most famous tea, which comes to us from Sri Lanka, starting from the early 19th century, when the first crop was harvested. Until 1972, Sri Lanka was called Ceylon, that's why the best tea is known as Ceylon tea. The reason that was put tea in the fact that in that year, killing all the coffee plantations of Ceylon. Died from the virus, which are subject to tea trees can not be.

Ceylon Tea - is not simply one of the varieties. It has long been a stable phrase was a sign of true quality of the tea flavor. For the first time in Europe, Ceylon tea appeared in the early 19th century in England. The British and now are the true connoisseurs of tea, and then - in the 19th century - they are simply obsessed with this drink.

Many people somehow believe that tea grows on bushes. This is not the case. For example, the well-known tea tree oil. What do you think, why is it so called? Of course, due to the fact that the tea - it is a tree. It is capable of up to ten meters in height. However, it is constantly cut - in order to get tea, of course. Because wood and resembles rather a large shrub - a neat and dense.

Tea plantations are located in the mountains. The quality of tea depends on how high above sea level, is the plantation. The higher - the greater the harvest, the fragrant tea, so it is more expensive and better. Quite a high mountain situated Tea - the most expensive, most fragrant. Yields of its small, but the taste is really delicious: particularly tasty tea is from the fact that there is a big difference between day and night temperatures. In this tea is very slow growing.

Today the tea produced in Sri Lanka in large quantities. It is the largest supplier of quality tea in the world. In this plantation owners invent new and new varieties, not only increasing the quantity and quality, but also a variety of teas in the world.

Guarantee of quality Ceylon tea

Logo "Lion with a sword," printed on the packs of Ceylon tea, not only points to the country of origin of tea, but also an indicator of high quality Ceylon tea.

Tea Board of Sri Lanka is the legal owner of the logo "Lion with a sword," which was recorded in many countries around the world. Having Logo "Lion with sword" on packages of Ceylon tea means:

◊  Logo "lion with a sword" is used only for Ceylon tea in consumer packages.

◊  Packages contain 100% pure Ceylon tea.

◊  Makes tea logo "Lion with a sword," packed in Sri Lanka. Foreign importers / producers of tea can not be applied logo "Lion with a sword" on their packaging of tea, even if the tea is 100% Ceylon.

◊  Brands with printed logo on the packaging "Lion with a sword," meet the quality standards established by the Tea Board of Sri Lanka.

This is the logo "Lion with a sword," you'll find on the packaging of tea «BONATI», what is the guarantor of the quality of pure Ceylon tea.

Categories tea leaves:







Pekoe - English version of the Chinese word «pak-ho», meaning "white hairs".

In ancient times is the word used to refer to the leaves, twigs collected the top of the tea bush - unblown leaf buds and two leaves below it.

«Pekoe» - big leaf tea. Gives a strong brew with a delicate flavor.

«Orange Pekoe»

"Orange Pekoe"



The term «Orange», according to one version, has nothing to do with an orange or a color, and comes from the Dutch word «Oranige», which means "king", and is associated with the Netherlands royal court. Argue that in the XVI century, the Dutch produced by mixing several varieties of Indonesian special brand of tea, which had a name. They delivered it to England, where he began to designate all of high quality teas.

According to the international classification of tea «Orange» - elite tea leaf, resulting in the processing of double flushes ("Flash" - the upper leaves of the tea bush to bud unblown.)

«Orange Pekoe» - big leaf tea.

Gives a medium bodied brew with a delicate flavor and aroma. Depending on the size and purity of the sheet is divided into grade Orange Pekoe 1 (OP1) and Orange Pekoe A (OPA)

«Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe»

"Broken Orange Pekoe Flauri"



Tea from a broken (cut) leaf, and TIPS.

«Flowery» translates to English as a floral / flowery. Nevertheless, tea, designated by this term, not only does not contain tea plant flowers, but no floral scent.

In this case, the word «Flowery» is used to denote high-quality tea with golden tips, which give the drink a thin, surprisingly pleasant taste and aroma.

«Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe» - srednelistovoy tea. Gives a strong brew of intense persistent aroma.