This 'Virgin White Tea' is from Imboolpittiya Estate, located in central hills of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Imboolpitiya Silver Tips are renowned for its quality.
The extensive mountain ranges and valleys that make up this vast area are often at the higher range of elevation. Quality season throws out a range of teas from bodied flavour to light, delicate and fragrant.
Silver Tips are made with carefully handpicked single un-opened buds and sun-dried in the misty hills of Ceylon. This velvety silver lined leaf contains a very high level of polyphenols and anti-oxidant and low in caffeine.
It has a delicate, very light liquoring with notes of pine & honey. This tea gives you a mix of wonderfully subtle and delicate flavour that can be very soothing and relaxing. These luxury silver tips are rich in fragrance and possess an alluring quality with a hint of natural sweetness.
Rare Ceylon white tea, also known as "silver tips" is highly prized, and prices per kilogram are significantly higher than other teas. The tea was first grown in Nuwara Eliya near Adam's Peak.
This is one of the few white teas from outside of China.