February 2015 Teas of the Month – Ceylon Green

Our first February tea of the month is ceylon green. Imported from Sri Lanka, our Ceylon Green is characterized as smooth and subtle. According to wikipedia, tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka. Originally known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka is an island country in the Indian Ocean. Great Britain occupied …

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Blueberries in the Morning

One thing I love the smell of in the morning, is blueberries. Blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes, and now blueberry tea. Recently I tried out the English Tea Store’s Blueberry Green and it’s one of my new go-to teas - refreshing enough to wake me up but also somewhat calming. Good for a weekend morning where you can …

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Teas of the World: Low-Grown Sri Lankan (Ceylon) Teas

Last but not least, here are some low elevation (low-grown) Ceylon teas. The number 3 or 4 player in tea growing in the world is the island nation off the south coast of India. Formerly named “Ceylon,” it is now called Sri Lanka. The teas, though, are still referred to as Ceylon teas. They are …

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Tea Review — The English Tea Store’s Lovers Leap Estate Tea

Ceylon tea is still something of an unknown (or perhaps lesser known these days) quantity for me, but that's gradually starting to change as more samples start to trickle in. I sampled a few from another merchant a while back that were good but not great. Most recently I took the English Tea Store's Organic …

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Teas of the World: High-Grown Sri Lankan (Ceylon) Teas

The number 3 or 4 player in tea growing in the world is the island nation off the south coast of India. Formerly named “Ceylon,” it is now called Sri Lanka. The teas, though, are still referred to as Ceylon teas. They are used in many blends, including brands like Barry’s and PG Tips, instead …

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Ceylon & Her Planting Enterprize

For tea lovers the island nation of Sri Lanka is probably best known as a producer of a type of tea known as Ceylon - which was the former name of the country. But it wasn't always so. Prior to about 1870, coffee was actually one of the main crops grown there and tea was …

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Reading Tea Leaves — Black Teas

Fourth in this round of that practical approach to reading tea leaves. Before steeping, these leaves tell of the process they endured once plucked from the tea bush (Camellia Sinensis). After steeping, they reveal their true nature more fully. There is such variety in the leaves from one to another. Here are tales from a …

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Review of Lovers Leap Estate Black

Name: Lovers Leap Estate Brand: English Tea Store Type: Black tea Form: Loose leaf Review: This is a very reasonably priced, albeit very "neutral" Ceylon black tea which may well suit those who are looking for a very neutral, yet versatile, black tea that can go with a variety of foods. Even better, it can …

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Spotlight on Black Tea

For most of us – or at least for most of us this side of Asia – tea and black tea are almost synonymous. Though other types of tea have become more popular in the West in recent times, if someone mentions the word tea, it’s likely to conjure up an image of that old …

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Ceylon Blends

The quality of Ceylon teas has been on a steady rise since tea plantations revived Sri Lanka’s agricultural industry when their coffee crops fell victim to disease. You can have a pure Ceylon tea from a particular estate or enjoy one of these delicious teas in a blend where their flavors harmonize with the qualities …

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