Ingredients From: Sri Lanka Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva
Shipping Port(s): Colombo
Grade(s): (Loose Tea): OP (Orange Pekoe) (Classic Tea Bag): BOPF (Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings)
Growing Altitudes: 4000 – 8500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type(s): Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
Cup Characteristics: Makes an absolutely tremendous iced tea! A flavory and tasty combination of mellow peaches with deep full flavored apricots.
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Luxury Ingredients: (Loose Tea / Pyramid Tea Bags): Black tea, Papaya & Apricot & Peach pieces, Blackberry leaves, Calendula & Sunflower petals, and Natural flavors. (Classic Tea Bags): Black tea, Natural flavors.
Information: If you can think of a fruit combination that sounds juicier, more delicious, or more sumptuous than peach apricot, please let us know. And evidently, we aren’t the first to hold that opinion. In China, archaeologists working during the time of Chairman Mao discovered evidence of people enjoying apricots and peaches together at least 4000 years ago. From those ancient times, both fruits eventually made their way westward in the form of cuttings and seedlings, traveling via Persia to the Mediterranean regions of Italy and Spain. In Italy, both fruits flourished and rose in such popularity that they became noted favorites of various rulers of the Roman Empire. So what makes the fruits go so well together? The key is in their delicate, intensely sweet flavor profiles. The characters of both fruits together blend into a harmonious explosion of citrusy goodness. And what makes them blend so well with a high grown Ceylon tea? The answer to that question is the natural acidity, and astringent qualities of both. Try a cup for yourself and discover what makes this one of our most special flavored teas. Peach and apricot – 4000 years of history can’t be wrong!