This green tea comes to us from the organically certified Thotulagalla Estate in Sri Lanka, it is packed with antioxidants providing many health benefits. The flavour is delicate with hints of sweetness and grassy notes on the finish.
Location: Uva, East Sri Lankan highlands
Brew Proportions: 3g or 1 teaspoon per 250 mls water
Brew Temperature: 70-80 degrees C
Infusion Time: 3 to 4 mins
The Thotulagalla Estate can be found in the Uva region of Sri Lanka in the country’s central mountain range. The land here is absolutely perfect for the production of tea with rich and fertile soils, altitudes of 1500 metres above sea level and therefore cooler climates.
It was established in 1931 and the estate is made up from a vast landscape of rolling hills, covering an area of around 200 hectares. Most of the land has been formed into hillside terraces for tea production which means that harvesting is more efficient. The Muthuswamy family purchased the estate in 1997 and set about implementing changes to the production to ensure the land could achieve its organic certification. The environment is of upmost concern to the family who have transformed the estate, providing a more sustainable environment which supports both the tea and the 184 estate workers, the vast majority of which live on the estate.
The green tea here is first hand plucked with the top two leaves and buds being selected. Next, the leaves are steamed in the factory to open up the pores and allow for some of the enzymes to be released. The leaves are then fired to halt any fermentation before being graded according to size. This tea is orange pekoe.
We are happy to say we are now able to dispatch orders on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. If your order is received before midnight, it should go out to you the next day using the Royal Mail First Class or DPD next day courier service depending on the weight of the parcel. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be packed and dispatched when the Roastery re-opens on a Monday.
If you have selected the Local Pickup option, this will be available the next day from our Roastery premises in Armley and this site is strictly staffed between Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.
Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched/is ready to collect.
Collection Address: Unit 10, 280 Tong Road, LS12 3BG