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Discover magnificent leaves with slightly acidulous and floral notes. From plantations located at an altitude of about 1900m, this Ceylon is for us one of the best Orange Pekoe available in Sri-Lanka. The liqueur has a brilliant copper colour and a strong, full-bodied aroma. O.P (Orange Pekoe) : Young and well rolled leaves.Infusion time : 3 minutes to 3 minutes 45.Infusion temperature : 80°cDosage : 10g/litre
I present here an excellent black tea from Sri Lanka. This Ceylon black tea - Nuwara Eliya is an Orange Pekoe (O.P.).
In terms of tea, there are different grades, this will not have escaped the connoisseurs. If you are new to tea tasting, the grade allows you to determine the nature of the plucking as well as the size of the leaf.
An Orange Pekoe tea such as my Ceylon - Nuwara Eliya is made from young and well rolled leaves, the bud is already transformed into leaves. The plucking is fine and quite late compared to a F.O.P. (Flowery Orange Pekoe) tea.
Good to know: the term "orange" is in no way related to the citrus fruit. It is the name of a Dutch dynasty, Orange Nassau. The term here means "royal".
Ceylon O.P. - Nuwara Eliya black tea is one of the best "Orange Pekoe ". We like its low tannin flavours which are suitable for everyone despite its strong aroma. The opening of the bag betrays the presence of black tea, even with closed eyes. It is somewhat reminiscent of a black breakfast tea that we like to taste to start the day. It has floral and even slightly acidic notes.
Itis in Sri Lanka, in plantations located at an altitude of 1,900 m, that the tea plant that produces Ceylon O.P. - Nuwara Eliya black tea flourishes.
Nuwara Eliya is the name of a town in the hills of central Sri Lanka. The tea plantations of the region are surrounded by trees, but also by aromatic plants that impact the taste of your black tea leaves and give them their very floral aromas.
Black tea is an oxidized tea, its leaves undergo different treatments:
- withering: the tea leaves are placed on racks in a room at 20° to 24°. Fans installed under the racks allow the air to circulate better. The tea leaf loses up to 50% of its moisture here. Tea is initially a product very rich in moisture, several steps allow to obtain an optimal rate. During withering, the leaf is softened; - rolling: here the leaf is rolled and broken to optimise the oxidation stage. The leaf of the Ceylon O.P. - Nuwara Elya black tea is well rolled which gives a more powerful tea; - oxidation: this is where the profile of the tea liquor is determined. For one to three hours, the tea leaves are placed on large plates in an airy room where the humidity is perfectly controlled; - roasting: this is where the oxidation is stopped by placing the tea leaves in a dryer at 90° for 15 to 20 minutes; - sorting: this is where the leaves are sorted according to grade to offer you, with the Ceylon O.P. - Nuwara Elya black tea, an exceptional Orange Pekoe
Ceylon O.P. - Nuwara Elya black tea will be extremely pleasant at breakfast, accompanied by toasted toast. However, the tea is much more surprising than it seems.
Indeed, if it is customary to consume it at breakfast, during breaks or as an afternoon snack, it adapts perfectly to meals. It is a perfect accompaniment to barbecued red meat or even a Chinese beef fondue with soy sauce. I invite you to try it out to find the best combination of food and tea according to your palate and your desires.
Infusion temperature: 80° Infusion time: between 3 minutes and 3 minutes 45 Dosage: 10 g for one litre of water Ideal moment for tasting: at breakfast, but also during meals
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