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Ceylon Lover’s Leap Estate


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Black Tea


Lover’s Leap Estate


Grade: Orthodox manufacture – FOP
Oxidation: fully-oxidized


Appearance: large, open twist shape, with minimal tip
Flavor: smooth, brisk and thirst-quenching
Aroma: bright, traditional Ceylon ‘black tea’ aroma
Liquor: clear copper-colored liquor, with amber highlights


Ceylon Lover’s Leaf Estate, Nuwara Eliya Region, Sri Lanka

Use 2 teaspoons (2-3 grams) per 6 oz of water
Steep 1 infusion at 3-5 minutes
Water temperature should be 190°F-200°F

Steeping Tip:

The flavor is pure and a bit on the assertive side, so be careful with the steeping time – you may choose to be more toward the 3 minute steep time than the 5 minute unless you really prefer a strong cup. This leaf will likely provide a second steeping if you use a bit less water or add a pinch of new tea.

Lover’s Leap is named after the 30m long waterfall on the highest mountain of Sri Lanka. This name has evolved from the tale of a long-ago prince and his lover. This prince’s subjects rejected him when he fell in love with this beautiful but foreign companion. You can imagine the rest of this romantic story…

Nonetheless, we here at Tea Trekker find this tea to be utterly delicious, so recommend that it be one of your regular black teas – and that you be happy in life, unlike the poor young prince and his beautiful girl! We suggest that you drink this delicious tea plain. This tea is a classic Ceylon manufacture that features quite large and long leaf, so the measure that you use must compensate for this increase in volume over finer-cut Ceylon teas.

Lover’s Leap Ceylon has an intriguing aroma that is quite unlike other Ceylon teas, but the flavor is quite typical of a classic Ceylon with the pure, straightforward biscuity tea flavor that Ceylon teas are known for.

This is considered to be the most beautiful waterfall in Sri Lanka and can easily be visited next time you are on the island. You can even stay at one of the converted tea estates nearby in Nuwara Eliya, and tour several regional tea gardens.