• +94 (11) 4427600
  • 118 Braybrooke Place, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka
  • hva@heladiv.com

The lush highlands of Sri Lanka are carpeted with some of the best tea plantations in the world, which are situated from 600 meters above sea level up to 2,000 meters. The west and east of the island are separated by a central mountain range so that as each region’s season ends, the other begins. The essence of each region is captured by The Paradise Regional Specialities which brings out its unique characteristics of flavour, aroma and colour.

Product code : UBTN0005

Nuwara Eliya

2,500 ft above sea level

High altitude and year-round low temperatures produce a very slow-growing bush with unusually small leaves that take on an orange hue – just a hint against the blackness – after withering. The infused leaf acquires a greenish-yellow tone, and the infusion in the cup is the palest among all the regional varieties of Ceylon Tea, with a subtle golden hue and a delicate fragrant bouquet.

Dimbula

2,500 ft above sea level

2,500 ft above sea level High Grown Dimbula teas produce a fine golden-orange hue in the cup, with a distinctive freshness to the flavour that leaves a clean feeling in the mouth after the tea is drunk. The higher the elevation at which it was picked, the greater will be the brightness and freshness of the liquor in the cup. During the western quality season between March and May, the aromatic qualities of Dimbula tea increase, and notes of jasmine mixed with cypress can be detected.

Product code : UBTN0004

Product code : UBTN0003

Uva

1,500 ft - 2,500 ft above sea level

The Uva region produces a leaf that is more blackened when processed than that of any other district. The dessicated monsoon wind in the region disrupts normal photosynthesis in the tea plant, while the hot days and cold nights bring about chemical changes that improve the ‘nose’ and flavour. It results in tea of a pungent, slightly mentholated character, different from that produced at any other time of year.

Kandy

1,500 ft - 2,500 ft above sea level

Mid grown Kandy teas tend to produce a relatively bright infusion with a coppery tone. Though lighter in the cup, they present a good deal of strength and body, though not as much as the lower-grown products of Ruhuna. Most Kandy-district estates lie on the western slopes of the hills, so their taste is influenced by the ‘western quality season’, meaning that the best tea is produced during the first quarter of the year, when cool, dry weather sets in across this region.

Product code : UBTN0001

Product code : UBTN0002

Ruhuna

Upto 1,000 ft above sea level

Before growing tea, this zone of moderate climate, watered by several small rivers, was devoted to the cultivation of spices. The soil of Ruhuna, combined with the low elevation of the estates, causes the tea-bush to grow rapidly, producing a long, beautiful leaf that turns intensely black on withering and is highly particularly suited to ‘rolling’. Tea from this region yields a dark brown cup with strong flavour and is highly prized in the Middle East.

Follow us on Instagram @heladivceylontea

#heladiv

Subscribe <span> weekly newsletter </span>

Subscribe weekly newsletter