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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 usually able to dispatch orders received before midnight the next day – due to the current situation with Covid-19 please understand this may take up to 4-5 working days as we are now operating with a smaller team.
Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road, please note we are still operating social distancing so ring the doorbell when you arrive and we can pass your order through the door. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm. We are offering free shipping for orders above £20 🙂
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.
We use the Royal Mail First Class service to post orders and have been notified they are experiencing delays of up to 7-10 working days – we promise it will be worth the wait but appreciate your patience during these crazy times!