Sri Lanka was once known as Ceylon. When they changed the name back to Sri Lanka a decision was made to keep the name Ceylon for their teas as this is what it was known for world wide.
It is a small island, but it has an enormous range in elevation, so the flavours of the teas produced vary greatly. This difference in flavour is influenced by climate, soil, precipitation, sun and plant varietals.
Koslande estate is where this tea is sourced, situated in the Haputale Mountain Range in the region of
Uva, one of the highest elevation tea growing regions.
The estate is covered by 3 different organic certified bodies. IMO of Switzerland, Organic Farmers and Growers of the UK and National Sustainable agriculture of Australia. Koslande has been a member of Fair Trade Organisation since 1996 .
Despite the regional differences, a "classic Ceylon flavour" is generally thought to be bold, full, and brisk. It has medium-to-full tannins and some notes of citrus, chocolate, or spice. This particular tea has delicate floral notes and is great for afternoon tea!