Tea is a beverage made from the leaf of the Camellia Sinensis bush, a warm weather evergreen, which can grow to 90 feet and higher.
In the past, some countries trained monkeys to pick the tea leaves and toss them to the ground. Today, the Camellia Sinensis bush is grown to a height of three feet for easy cultivation.
Flavoured Tea – what type of tea do we use and how do we flavour our tea ?
We only use natural flowers, fruit or nuts. When using flavouring, it is natural oils not crystals.
We only use and buy high quality and high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva.
High quality tea tastes good and natural flavours do not mask the taste of the tea. Natural flavours do not leave an aftertaste, giving the tea a clean and true character. It should be noted that natural flavours tend to be somewhat ‘soft ‘ and the flavours slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and one of the desired attributes of our naturally flavoured teas.
(The norm for many making flavoured tea is to use overpowering artificial flavours, which can be used to hide lower quality tea).