Ceylon Small-Holder Farmer's Black Tea


Marked down 30% for March only as this month's Tea of the Month!

An unpretentious tea made from leaves collected from local small-holder farmers, it has a lovely sweet dried fruit taste without any bitterness or astringency making for a perfect afternoon tea.

Sourced direct from Forest Hill Tea, a Sri Lankan tea producer who have invested heavily in creating a sustainable tea industry in the local area in the foothills of Adam's Peak.

They were established with the explicit goal of maximising local income generation while promoting environmental stewardship. To that end they:

  • Employ local women in their tea factory and profit share with them
  • Pay premium prices to local small holder farmers for their tea leaves
  • Encourage the farmers to preserve and restore the local forest

Tasting Notes:
- Brilliant aroma
- Lovely smooth dried fruit taste
- No bitterness or astringency

Harvest: September 2023

Altitude: 1,000-1,200m
Origin: Foothills of Adam's Peak, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Sourced: Direct from the producer
Percentage of price going back to the farmer: 30%+

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use 2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 3-5 minutes

Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag

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