Pure Ceylon black tea | Loose leaf
Ruhuna (a.k.a. Southern or Matara) Region | Orange Pekoe (OP)
We harvested our Wild Monsoon blend from the Southern province of Sri Lanka in the Ruhuna tea district. This tea grows in an area nourished by high humidity and monsoon season, and surrounded by diverse wildlife. The forests of Ruhuna are home to elephants, leopards, bears, wild boar, deer, giant flamingos, and of course, the finest teas. The area is teeming with life; it is never dull. Dark gold in color, this tea is mild, malty, and fine, and delivers to your pallet a lively flavor that tastes like adventure.
Health benefits of our Wild Monsoon tea
Wild Monsoon is the perfect alternative to coffee, providing a healthy dose of caffeine to get going. Wild Monsoon 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 Wild Monsoon and our other black teas on our blog.
- Brewing & Serving
So delicious,will buy it again and again
A very nice, mild black tea, strong enough to take milk. Very happy with the tea, as well as the customer service -- great shipping and packaging.
A Little Something Special
The quality and well-balanced nature of this tea is immediately discernible (the large, uniform, well-twisted leaves are also nice to see), but when you dig deeper this tea possesses something interesting and indescribable. The flavor palate is earthy on the whole, with mild notes of malt, hay, roasted nuts, and something I can't put my finger on. It is like the taste of astringency without the puckering mouthfeel or biterness. This tea also has a natural sweetness reminiscent of stevia leaf (but not nearly as sweet or cloying). This tea can be brewed the full 5 minutes without getting too strong. I enjoy it plain, but it would pair well with milk and/or honey.
Mild, malty, fine
Serving Size1 tsp (2.1g) per 1 cup (6 oz, 180 ml)
BrewingBest served hot at 85-90 C (185-195 F)
Steeping Time3 to 5 minutes
Number of SteepsUp to 3 Steepings
Suggested CondimentsDrink Plain; Add Milk, Sugar, Honey