Lovers Leap Ceylon

A light to medium body estate tea grown at high altitude. A flavorful cup with piquant Ceylon character.
Steeping Time Steep: 4-6 Minutes
Amount: 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Steeping Temperature Water Temp: 212° F
Medium CaffeineMedium
Caffeine
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Lover's Leap (a western tea estate) is one of the best tea gardens in Sri Lanka. During its peak season (Feb/Mar) this estate's production is characterized by a delightful flavour that is astringent and lively. The best weather for producing quality tea is highlighted by cool nights, dry weather and bright sunny days. These conditions force the tea bush to expend all its energies into the new growth leaves giving the tea its best flavour. During Feb. and Mar. the cool moisture laden northeast monsoon winds after traveling across the Bay of Bengal 'hit' the island. The winds rise as they cross the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. As the air rises it cools and the moisture condenses giving rise to very wet conditions on the east side of the central divide but dry and cool rain shadow conditions on the western side. Not surprisingly, the western tea estates peak in quality. The top elevations of Lovers Leap very often are in the clouds. Regularly when you are at the peak you look down onto the clouds with brilliant sunshine and blue sky above.

Lover Leap received it name because situated on the estate is a cliff where lovers would throw themselves over if they were jilted or they were not allowed to marry one another. 

This tea is a true Orange Pekoe grade. Interestingly, the term Orange Pekoe has little to do with quality as it is a size grading term. Orange Pekoe in true tea jargon stands for whole leaf. When you pour boiling water on this tea you will see how the leaf uncurls and expands quite dramatically, a process called "the agony of the leaf".

Additional Info

Additional Info

Tin Weight (ounces) 4.2
Ingredients Black Tea from India
Steep Temperature 212° F
Steep Time 4-6 Minutes
Caffeine Level Medium Caffeine
Amount Tea 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Multiple Infusion? No
Tea Attributes No
Choose Color No

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Customer Reviews (2)

great icedReview by five bees
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My wife knows I love tea, and bought this one on a recommendation from the staff for those who enjoy their tea iced. I love this one and have bought more many times. I used to go to store to resupply, but found the web site far better (free shipping if you buy enough) although the Troy location is great to visit, just a little out of my way. I suppose I should try different kinds, but I like this one so much, I'm sticking to it. (Posted on 7/4/2017)
Good Black TeaReview by Ashida
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I like my orange pekoe style teas. I tried this one, and I was impressed by the higher flavor it has if compared with prebagged tea. If you like black tea, I am sure that you will find this one to be particularly pleasing. (Posted on 5/11/2016)

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