The world of tea is very wide and varied, it unites tea traditions of different countries. We have chosen Sri Lanka and its tea traditions. Until 1972 Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon, an island state in South Asia.
Because of rich natural resources, Sri Lanka is called the “Indian Ocean Pearl”.
Tea is grown in highland Ceylon plantations, one of the cleanest places in the world.
Sri Lanka tea provinces:
In the tea province of Dumbula, tea shrubs grow at 3500-5000 feet above sea level. The tea leaf in this region is fine, with orange hues, with a distinctly aromatic bouquet of flavors.
Between 2000-4000 ft above sea level tea bushes grow in the Kandy region. It is famous for the first tea plantations established in this country.
Tea from the province of Uva is recognized throughout the world, a very delicate bouquet distinguishing it from any other. In this region, tea shrubs are grown at 3000-5000 feet above sea level.
Small tea fields are located in the province of Ruhuna and grown at 2,000 feet above sea level. These tea shrubs grow in strongly fertile soils and in warm conditions.
Uda, the central province of Pussellawa, is located between Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Uves province. Tea gardens range from 3000-5000 feet above sea level. Compared to the Nuwara Eliya tea leaves, it is slightly darker, with a pinkish tinge.
Nuwara Eliya tea bushes grow at 6,128 feet above sea level. This is the world’s finest tea leaf recognized by experts. When prepared it produces a greenish-yellow tint, and a delicate, golden hue.