Sunday, 6 February 2011
(Black Tea) Ceylon.
Where it's grown : Sri lanka (formerly known as Ceylon), the island nation off the southeast coast of India.
How it tastes: Exotic and aromatic, strong, tart, and a little lemony.
Color of the brew: Reddish amber.
When to drink it: Breakfast or afternoon, with a sweet roll or pastry.
Brewing directions: Steep 1-1/2 teaspoons in 1 cup of boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes.
Worth noting: Sri lanka was once the number one tea producer in the world, but political turmoil has diminished production in recent years.