Pure Ceylon black tea | Loose leaf | Fair Trade, USDA Organic & European Organic certified
Dimbulla region | Broken Orange Pekoe Special (BOPSP)
Savor the taste of a deliciously strong flavored tea with this Organic Broken Orange Pekoe Special. This single estate tea high grown in the Dimbulla region which has been producing premium quality teas since the 19th century. The certified organic tea is grown using traditional organic only fertilizers and labor-intensive yet traditional methods of harvesting where the workers hand pluck only the bud and top two tender leaves, giving you the finest quality of tea grown here. The tea is processed to give you a strong flavored brew that has a deep amber brownish gold color and woody, slightly burnt after notes.
Health benefits of our Organic Gold tea
Organic Gold is the perfect alternative to coffee, providing a healthy dose of caffeine to get going. Organic Gold is rich in antioxidants that help reduce cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, and contain Polyphenols have been shown to reduce the risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in women and Prostate Cancer in men. Learn more about the benefits of Organic Gold and our other black teas on our blog.
- Brewing & Serving
A morning enhancer
Colonial mornings is a great, rich and very tasty black tea. It's perfectly balanced. I usually put it on our 700ml Japanese teapot that supports loose leafs and let it steep for about 4-5 minutes. I don't re-use the leaves after, just never gets the same amount of rich flavor as the first steeping. But this has become our go-to tea. Also, teakruthi ships extremely fast. From Sri Lanka to our door in the U.S. in about 4 days. Really great stuff.
Bold, Clear and Aromatic
If you prefer a strong cuppa and want something organic then this is the tea for you. Don't be confused by its small leaf size: this is high quality and great tasting tea. It is not bitter, but it does have the astringency that many look for in a strong tea, coupled with some natural sweetness. The flavor is markedly varied, with notes of wood, dried fruits, and citrus peel (I didn't discern the slight burnt note from the description). The strength and clarity of this tea would make for remarkable iced tea. I brewed it hot as directed, starting at 2 minutes (since I didn't add milk) and I got 3 flavorful cups from just 1 teaspoon of leaf. This tea would pair very well with milk if you lengthen the steeping time and go for 2 cups.
Smokey and herbaceous
Woody, slight burnt, strong
Serving Size1 tsp (2.5g) per 1 cup (6 oz, 180 ml)
BrewingBest served hot at 85-90 C (185-195 F)
Cold brew overnight for Iced Tea
Steeping Time3 to 5 minutes
Number of SteepsUp to 3 Steepings
Suggested CondimentsDrink plain; add milk, sugar, honey