Sri Lanka has been producing teas now for about 150 years, yet they can be some of the least understood, and least appreciated teas. For so many years, Ceylon teas were found in Lipton teabags, or were commodity grade offerings. That is changing.
Elevation, location, and harvest time can make significant differences in your Sri Lankan tea experience.
Beverly-Claire Wainwright is Tea Maker and Business Development Manager of Amba Estate, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka. Her estate and others in Sri Lanka represent the new generation of specialty teas coming out of Sri Lanka.