The first tea plants in Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka) were established in 1839 at the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, under the supervision of The East India Company. The First estate planted, in 1840, belonged to Chief Justice Sir Anthony Oliphant, who lived at Queen’s Cottage near Nuwara Eliya, a region which still produces some of the finest Ceylon teas. It was with the devastation of the island’s coffee estates by ‘coffee rust’ in 1889, that tea came into its own as a large scale alternative crop. This superb Ceylon tea is named after the man who had the vision to plant tea on his estate in those early years.
Where it’s from
When to enjoy it
In the morning
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How to Brew It: Sir Anthony Oliphant’s Ceylon Black Tea
1 TEABAG PER CUP
210ML OF WATER AT 100ºC
3-4 MINS BREWING TIME
Usually enjoyed without milk. Add sugar to taste. Learn more about our teas, Learn how tea is processed, from tea leaf to your cup, or how to brew the perfect cup of tea from our tea master