Ceylon Orange Pekoe, New Vithanakande Estate

$28.75
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Hailing from Sri Lanka, Ceylon makes a classic British-style cup and is often used in breakfast tea blends. This unblended single lot, grown in the low-elevation Ratnapura district, is a superior grade (FBOPFEXSP) from New Vithanakande Estate. For this type, only the top quality leaves are hand-picked and carefully processed.

Note the sheen on the deep-brown, delicately twisted leaves, interspersed with abundant silver and golden buds. These buds contribute exquisite flavor to a brisk and honeyed infusion, with hints of baked goods, citron, and sundried tomato, and a pleasant, lingering astringency. Although full-bodied enough to blend well with milk or a sweetener, it’s a delightful black tea to enjoy on its own.

Country: Sri Lanka
Region: Ratnapura
Tasting Notes: walnut, citron, toast
Harvest Season: Summer 2019

4 oz or 1 lb

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Brew temperature    210º F
Western style brewing    3-4 grams, 3 minute steep
Gaiwan style brewing    ¼ full, 30 second-1 minute steep

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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Tea for a Friend in Need

I bought this tea for a British ex-pat in Italy who could no longer find Orange Pekoe tea anywhere. She says it's quite delicious. It is a welcome addition to her afternoon tea ritual.

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R.S.
Excellent as always

In Pursuit of Tea is one of the rare companies that consistently delivers on its promises. There are fewer and fewer of those. This Ceylon pekoe is bright, fragrant and deeply satisfying . Top notch morning or afternoon tea.

L
L.M.
Good Tea

I love the flavor!

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B.P.

Upping my tea game...glad I did this

W
W.C.

Outstanding strong, black tea!

C
C.G.

Great breakfast tea.

R
R.A.

This is one of my favorite breakfast teas.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
100%
(11)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
C.W.
Tea for a Friend in Need

I bought this tea for a British ex-pat in Italy who could no longer find Orange Pekoe tea anywhere. She says it's quite delicious. It is a welcome addition to her afternoon tea ritual.

R
R.S.
Excellent as always

In Pursuit of Tea is one of the rare companies that consistently delivers on its promises. There are fewer and fewer of those. This Ceylon pekoe is bright, fragrant and deeply satisfying . Top notch morning or afternoon tea.

L
L.M.
Good Tea

I love the flavor!

B
B.P.

Upping my tea game...glad I did this

W
W.C.

Outstanding strong, black tea!

C
C.G.

Great breakfast tea.

R
R.A.

This is one of my favorite breakfast teas.