Ceylon Orange Pekoe, New Vithanakande Estate

$32.50
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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: Spring 2022

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

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Patricia
Afternoon Tea Time Delight

After living in various countries in Asia, I was devastated to return to the USA and not find the quality, rich delicious teas available in every supermarket there. Luckily I discovered In Pursuit of Tea (so aptly named) and this rich, red, clean crisp finish Ceylon tea. It is absolutely delicious!

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Ann-Marie B.
Lovely subtle black tea

If you prefer black tea that doesn't have the astringent taste after a sip, this is for you :)

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Liyun P.

I prefer assam-kachibari-village black tea

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L.K.
Tea perfected!

I have tried many teas and I believe this is the best so far!

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Chris 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.

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Robert 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.

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Lavinia M.
Good Tea

I love the flavor!

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
100%
(15)
0%
(0)
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P
Patricia
Afternoon Tea Time Delight

After living in various countries in Asia, I was devastated to return to the USA and not find the quality, rich delicious teas available in every supermarket there. Luckily I discovered In Pursuit of Tea (so aptly named) and this rich, red, clean crisp finish Ceylon tea. It is absolutely delicious!

A
Ann-Marie B.
Lovely subtle black tea

If you prefer black tea that doesn't have the astringent taste after a sip, this is for you :)

L
Liyun P.

I prefer assam-kachibari-village black tea

L
L.K.
Tea perfected!

I have tried many teas and I believe this is the best so far!

C
Chris 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
Robert 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
Lavinia M.
Good Tea

I love the flavor!