Ingredients From: Sri Lanka
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva
Shipping Port(s): Colombo
Grade(s): (Loose Tea): OP (Orange Pekoe)
Growing Altitudes: 4000 – 8500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type(s): Tea : Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
Cup Characteristics: A mellow tropical fruit character that has sweet overtones. Perfect as an iced tea on a hot day.
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Papaya pieces, Jasmine & Sunflower & Safflower petals, and Natural flavors.
Information: While you might be inclined to believe that Passion Fruit (Latin: Passiflora edulis) gets its name from its passion inducing flavor, you would be very wrong. Rather than being named by an amorous botanist, the fruit was given its name by Jesuit priests in Brazil sometime in the 1700’s. The Jesuits who found the fruit growing in abundance there felt that the crown shaped flowers of the fruit, reminded them of the crown of thorns worn by Jesus before he was crucified, an event known as the Passion of Christ. During colonial times, as Jesuits traveled throughout South and North America, they brought the fruit with them and planted the seeds in the gardens of their missions. In fact, the Jesuits were probably the first people to cultivate them in California where Passion Fruits are now widely grown commercially. The flavor of Passion Fruit is unique. It has a musky guava-like character with a slightly acidic profile ranging from sweet to tart depending on the time picked. This profile makes it a perfect match with the astringency of our Ceylon tea. Fantastic hot or cold, this is one tea you’ll want to savor again and again.