Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Kally Tea
Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya region, February – March, 6000 to 8500 feet above sea level, cool nights, dry weather, sunny days, all combine to force the tea bush to expend its energies into the new growth giving the tea its best flavor. Lover’s Leap is named such as a traditional story that on this estate the tea is grown near a cliff that is said lovers threw themselves off the edge when they were not allowed to marry one another. We are confident that after enjoying the pleasures of this tea, such a drastic step would never enter your mind, quite the contrary… “Let’s brew another!”
Learn more about this tea here.
I really like this Ceylon. It is rich and smooth and delicious.
It even has some malty tones to it. In fact, had I not brewed this myself and just been served it without being told what it was, I might have guessed it was an Assam. It has that rich, full-bodied taste I expect from an Assam, but without some of the harsher notes that I often experience with an Assam. It’s kind of like the best of both worlds in one teacup!
This would make a fantastic breakfast tea as it takes the additions of milk and honey (or other sweetener of your choice) well. It’s also quite delicious on its own – with no additions! It’s remarkably smooth. The aftertaste offers hints of fruit and a lovely sweetness.
Most Ceylon teas make a wonderful iced tea too, and this one is no exception! Try it with thin slices of lemon or lime (or both!)