“The Leading Teas of the World – Ceylon” by Herbert Compton

Once upon a time the country off the southeastern coast of India that we now know as Sri Lanka had another name. It was called Ceylon and though the name would eventually change the tea that is grown there still bears the old one. Ceylon tea is a relatively new development, coming to the island …

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Tea vs. Coffee in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka may not be a massive tea-growing region, at least not on the same order as China, India or Africa, but they actually rank rather high on the list, after those aforementioned areas. Like its neighbor immediately to the West - India - the island is best known for its black tea. It is …

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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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A Brief Guide to Black Tea

Ask a tea drinker in the United States, Great Britain or any one of a number of other countries in the West to picture a cup of tea and they’ll probably imagine that old tried and true of the tea drinking world - black tea. Yes, the times they are a’ changin’ and tea drinkers …

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