Vithanakande Estate Loose Leaf Black Ceylon Tea with Bamboo Infuser
ABOUT The New Vithanakande plantation is situated near Ratnapura, and is one of the best known low-grown teas. This strategic location, combined with favorable climate conditions, gives New Vithanakande’s teas a unique mellow character that distinguishes it from others. It is only produced during the best growing seasons - from May to November, but excluding August which is monsoon season. New Vithanakande’s estate supports approximately 6,000 families who are involved in growing and supplying quality green tea leaves to the New Vithanakande Tea Factory. Vithanakende tea has a long, wiry, well twisted, whole leaf. It has an intense flavor that literately pops in your mouth, but with a delicate umber liquor that tickles the senses with flavor. The glossy, immature whole leaf is hand plucked along with its young shoots, and processed for optimal quality. Whole leaf tea provides the healthiest and most invigorating cup of tea due to the retention of all its delicately flavored oils.
DESCRIPTION This tea is, by far, one of the most celebrated teas among connoisseurs and is extremely complex. It has the aroma of a forest with the scent of lemon and apple smothered in honey and spice. The taste is a bit more subtle then the aroma. It has a hint of lemon drizzled on top of a high class chocolate bar submerged in caramel. Challenge your taste buds with this exquisitely composed tea!
PREPARATION Heat water to 212 F, steep 5 minutes. While you’re waiting, ponder the existence of humanity.
OUR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PACKAGING: Our hand-crafted packaging is simple, visually sophisticated, and sustainable. It reflects our values, and the values of our customers. All our packaging is 100% recyclable and biodegradable, made of paper and non-toxic soy ink. We would like to make sure that you pay for quality tea, and nothing more. Each canister includes a reusable bamboo tea infuser. The infuser is hand made from natural bamboo. We recommend using separate infuser’s for each type of tea because it will absorb the fragrance of the tea. Each container includes approximately thirty-five one-teaspoon servings. Some of our teas can be infused as many as 3-6 times. The weight of the tea ranges from 50-100 grams depending on vo