Sri Lankan Tea
Ceylon the "Island of Tea" is well known for its rich, full flavoured teas with a wonderful amber colour. It is a typical 'British' tea and does well as a 'Breakfast' or indeed an 'afternoon' (Tea for 2) Tea.
Tea growing in Sri Lanka accounts for 2% of the country's total GDP, $700 million as well as providing jobs directly or indirectly for one million people.
The cool temperatures, high humidity and plentiful rainfall of the Sri Lanka's central highlands is perfect terroir for the production of high-quality tea.
In what was then Ceylon, the tea industry was developed, by James Taylor, who arrived in 1852, he was a Scottish planter who worked closely with Thomas Lipton.