Nuwara Eliya, referred to as “Little England” by locals, is known for its cool weather, architecture and golf courses, as well as being the most well-known of Sri Lanka’s tea-growing districts. The area is rugged and mountainous, with a high elevation of over 6,000ft (ca. 1,830m) above sea level. The unique geo climatic attributes and terrain in this area produces an exceptional quality of tea, which is revered by tea connoisseurs from all over the world.
After the famous coffee blight of the 1870s and 1880s, it quickly became apparent that Nuwara Eliya provided the perfect growing environment for the Camellia Sinensis tea plant.
Teas produced in Nuwara Eliya impart a delicately fragrant brew with an exquisite bouquet of unique flavours, and this particular tea is wonderful taken as a breakfast tea.