Join us! Sign up to our newsletter and receive 10% off your first order! Get 10% off

Small is Beautiful

Crafted in small-batches by traditional artisans

Garden Fresh

Vacuum sealed at source for total freshness

Delivering Perfection

Shipped in protective oxygen-free packaging

Lover's Leap Black Tea
Ceylon Lover's Leap
Ceylon Lover's Leap
Ceylon Lover's Leap
Lover's Leap Black Tea
Lover's Leap Black Tea
Lover's Leap Black Tea

Ceylon Lover's Leap

Regular price
$19.99
Sale price
$19.99
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.
A beautiful Ceylon from Sri Lanka

An early season, high-grown Ceylon from Sri Lanka's most famous estate. Fresh as a spring garden after the rain, this crisp tea sings with orange zest, gingerbread and sweet hay subtleties.

Based on 4 reviews Write a review

TEA TYPE

Black Tea

Season

Seasonal Flush

Taste Profile

Brisk and floral with candied orange
and gingerbread flavours

Origin

Central Highlands, Sri Lanka

Food Pairing

Kedgeree, savoury pastries,
fruity desserts

Picked by hand

Lover's Leap, Sri Lanka

Perched high in the Central Highlands, Nuwara Eliya is one of Sri Lanka's oldest and finest tea regions. In these misty mountain slopes and valleys, at altitudes up to 2000 metres, tea bushes grow interspersed with fragrant eucalyptus, cypress and wild mint. We selected this premium Pekoe from a single garden just below the famous Lover's Leap waterfall. Harvested after the cool northeast winds have dried the fresh leaf growth, the tea is bursting with crisp fragrance. We love this Pekoe's balance, showing off the quality of the leaves while expressing the fragrance of the Nuwara Eliya terroir.

Although only small, Sri Lanka is the world's fourth largest tea producing country thanks to its near-perfect conditions. Rugged and mountainous, Sri Lanka's teas (which are known by the country's colonial name 'Ceylon') are classified by the height at which they grow. Low-grown teas from below 600 metres are strong and full-bodied, while medium-grown teas from 600 to 1200 metres are more rounded. But for connoisseurs, only high-grown teas will do, like this blissful Lover's Leap. At over 1800 metres, the tea bushes grow slowly on the misty mountain slopes, creating truly elegant teas.

  • LEAF APPEARANCE:

    Black, brown and olive-green tender curls
  • AROMA:

    Freshly floral with fruit and spice nuances
  • LIQUOR:

    Amber-gold with coppery glints
  • TASTE:

    Candied citrus peel, stem ginger and sweet hay

THE ART OF PREPARATION

LOVER'S LEAP BLACK TEA

  • 2 TPS

  • 100ºC

  • 3-5 MINS

  • ONE STEEP

This is our recommended brewing guide, but by all means adjust to your own taste.

  1. Warm your teapot and cups with boiling water.
  2. Discard the water and add two level teaspoons of tea to your pot.
  3. Add 250ml / 9oz water (i.e. one teacup or small mug) at 100°C / 212°F.
  4. Place the lid on the pot and steep for three-to-five minutes. Stir, then strain the tea into your cup.
  5. Serve with a slice of lemon or splash of milk, as desired.
Makes one cup. For more, add an extra teaspoon per person and multiply the amount of water accordingly.
Always use freshly-drawn and, where possible, filtered water.