Country of Origin: Sri Lanka / India
Region: Dimbula / Assam
Shipping Port: Colombo / Haldia
Grade: FBOP (Flowery broken Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: up to 7200 ft / 1500 ft
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Brisk bright lively liquor that fills your mouth with a sweet nuttiness
Infusion: Coppery bright a light golden hue
When day breaks and you struggle to get your eyes open it sometimes seems that only a miracle will result in any mental responsiveness. We aim not only to provide a blend worthy of wakefulness, but also to inspire excitement when you come to the realization of the wonderment in your cup. This composition is almost poetic when married with the milk & sugar in the traditional style of nabobs. On its own, the liquor is majestic and its grand profile offers a sublime moment when you can enjoy the peace and pace you set in your first light of the day. Cold winter mornings are much warmer if you hold your cup in both hands and quaff the invigorating drink to take the chill out of your bones. Once stimulated you can take on the day and a few more cups can keep you instep right up until the moon rises -someday that's a miracle onto itself. Miracles are possible -TEA LEAF IT!!!!
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of teafor each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Pour into your cup and add milk and sugar to taste.
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or 'milky' when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!