What are the differences between Ceylon teas?

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What are the differences between Ceylon teas?

by ClarG » Sep 20th 15 12:25 am

I've only had the Ceylon black teas like Kenilworth, and Nuwara Eliya/lover's leap, but I've seen other Ceylon teas for sale from different sections/estates of Sri Lanka like Uva, Dimbula, Ruhunu, Kandy, etc. are Ceylon black teas pretty much all the same?

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Re: What are the differences between Ceylon teas?

by sneakers » Sep 26th 15 5:05 am

I'm also a Kenilworth fan, and it's one of my staples. I've had Ruhunu, and it's very strong, not to my taste.

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Re: What are the differences between Ceylon teas?

by Evan Draper » Sep 27th 15 11:13 pm

Upton Tea still sells a little promotional booklet from the Ceylon Tea Board which you might like:
http://uptontea.com/store/item.asp?from ... goryID=225

I have misplaced my copy, but as I recall the booklet specifies several regions by elevation, and may offer some flavor generalizations. It has been many years since I purchased any Sri Lankan tea, but there is some intriguing variety to be had, civil-war-related interruptions notwithstanding.

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Re: What are the differences between Ceylon teas?

by ClarG » Oct 1st 15 9:34 pm

Thanks for the book/pamphlet recommendation.

I decided not to buy it, and instead bought a medium/large sized quantity of Ceylon tea from Dimbula from Upton tea co., and a sample of Uva Ceylon tea from them.