I’m in Sri Lanka right now.
Just came from a tour around the country. My first wish when planning it was a visit to Nuwara Eliya, a mountain area where the best of Sri Lankan tea is grown. I visited three tea factories.
They are the grades of tea that are mostly used to describe Sri Lankan black tea.
Only two leaves and a bud are picked (or should be picked for the best quality of the tea) as you can see on this picture.
Even I knew about Dilmah brand I didn’t try all varieties of tea this family company produces.
Here in Sri Lanka I discovered surprisingly good Dilmah tea in the BAGS (!!!) (though I was always suspicious about tea in the bags).
Dilmah Lovers Leap Single Estate teabags are different!
The leaves for the Dilmah Lovers Leap Single Estate teabags are picked on the tea plantation that is 5700 feet above sea level.
Leaves are picked from the same tea estate (not mixed with any other low grade leaves) and it was picked here on the Lovers Leap in Nuwara Eliya .
I was so happy to see the very place where my favorite tea is grown!
These teas are rather light, not bitter as B.O.P.F. could be, so you don’t need to add sugar or milk to enjoy it.
I was also surprised that it’s possible to get these teas on Amazon (not just in Sri Lanka).
Yes, prices are not the same as in Sri Lanka, but still very affordable. You can make a cup for your afternoon tea and enjoy it yourself or in a company of friends or you can give it away.