Wednesday, 22 January 2014

How to make a Cup of Tea

January is Hot Tea month .Most of the tea lovers all over the world enjoy different types of teas and tea parties during this month. As a tea lover, I can’t stay away from posting about tea. During this month which encourages to enjoy a cup of tea in a relaxing mood, I thought of introducing Ceylon tea.
Sri Lanka was formerly known as Ceylon and its Black tea is still known as Ceylon Tea. Ceylon Tea is known as finest black tea for its quality and it is still an important business to the country. The ideal climate for the growth of tea together with plucking methods and traditions of preparing tea, Ceylon tea keeps its quality among the other Black teas of the world. Therefore it is popular as the best tea of the world making almost all the tea consuming countries to import this tea.

Before going into a recipe on how to make a good cup of tea, below is some introduction on Ceylon Tea.
There are few types of teas available in SriLanka.
1) Nuwara Eliya               -  6000ft above sea level
2) Dimbula(High Grown)  - between 4000-6000ft 
3) Kandy (Medium)          -              2000-4000ft
4) Ruhuna (Low Grown)   -              2000ft

Did you notice the height difference for different tea types?
Low Grown teas are mainly categorized with grades such as OP1, OPA, OP. FBOP, FBOPF etc .They are mainly exported to Middle East countries.
However the best tea is found when it is a high grown tea. Nuwara Eliya region is claimed for this best quality high grown tea.

Recently I received some high quality Ceylon Black Tea samples of above tea types. I thought of sharing some tea recipes with those samples and it is best to know how to prepare a perfect cup of tea as the beginning.

Here is how to make a cup of tea.

Ingredients (for 2 cups of tea)
3 tspn of Ceylon Tea (Black Tea)
Sugar as per taste or as required
2 cups of water

Boil 2 cups of water.
Meanwhile add tea leaves in to a tea pot.
Once water is boiled, pour it in to the tea pot. Allow teas for brewing for 03 minutes
After 03 minutes stir once. Then leave it for further 02 minutes making it total of 5 minutes.
Then pour the teas into the respective serving cups
Add sugar as per the taste.

Always add tea leaves with the rule ‘one teaspoon per person and one for the pot’
Anyway this  rule applies only for high grade leafy type  teas such as BOP & BOPF grades.
Wash serving cups & tea pot with hot water before making tea in order to prepare a perfect cup of tea.

Enjoy a warm cup of tea as mentioned above and let me know how it is!

Please contact George Steuart Tea for more information about purchasing good quality Ceylon Tea. They are happy to serve you.

And now, I have a question for you. Do you drink tea? If so, have you ever tried Ceylon Tea? What is your experience with Ceylon Tea? Please share your thoughts.

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  1. Thanks for visiting my blog, now I´m following you back! 

  2. Nice and I love tea in the afternoon. I'm heading to Sri Lanka next week. Gonna sample all the brands you've mentioned as I will be sightseeing in those places the brands come from.

    1. that's great to hear.I am sure you will like our Ceylon tea together with the scenic beauty of the country!

  3. Very refreshing and beautiful clicks.

  4. the color of the tea looks perfect... good information and eye pleasing clicks...

  5. i like to buy my tea from a fairly local tea shop. It is delicious. I love tea as well.

  6. Facts about tea and Ceylon are fascinating. Still we people in my hometown call it as Ceylon only:) Love the tea recipe very much. Looks very delicious dear.

  7. I love tea! If I ever get to Sri Lanka, I'll know what tea to ask for while there. Normally, I drink a tea caledl Sleepy Time tea. I just love the taste of it. It's the only kind I buy. Unless it's the summer, then it's the usual Lipton Iced Tea.

  8. A warm cup of tea sounds so good right now...thanks for sharing on the blog hop!

  9. very very refreshing cup of tea and fabulous clicks dear:)

  10. oh what a post .Def next time when i make a cup of tea ,i remember all ur instructions .simply awesome

  11. I love drinking tea its a good replacement for coffee to boost your energy everyday,I never had Ceylon tea before but I would love to try this, thanks for the recipe. care to follow me back at Thank you!

  12. tea runs through my veins, giggle. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Big Hugs


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