• Species: Camellia sinensis
  • Origin: Sri Lanka
  • Crop: All over the year
  • Water extract – 32 %
  • Total ash – < 8%
  • Crude fiber – < 16.5%
  • Total Polyphenols : > 9%

Ceylon (say-lawn) tea is a tea produced on the island nation of Sri Lanka,
formerly known as Ceylon. In over one hundred and fifty years, the name Ceylon
had become synonymous with the world’s finest tea. In the world’s eye and
tongue, Ceylon was tea and tea was Ceylon. While Ceylon is known for its bold
flavor, it can vary significantly in taste, depending on the type of tea and where
it’s grown in the country.
Ceylon Tea is also the cleanest tea in the world in terms of pesticide residues, a
fact confirmed by the ISO Technical Committee. Sri Lanka was also the first to
achieve the “Ozone Friendly Tea” label recognized under the Montreal Protocol
Treaty and is the proud owner of the first Ethical Tea Brand of the World
recognized by the United Nations Global Compact

Benefits of Ceylon Tea

  • Improves Overall Health.

Maintaining a healthy immune system is crucial to looking after your health and taking care of your body, as it protects your body from diseases and infections. Ceylon tea boosts your immune system and enables the body to fight harmful viruses and bacteria, thereby protecting you from the flu, fever, cough, etc. The antioxidants present in the Ceylon tea increases the number of white blood cells.

  • Reduce Blood Cholesterol and Sugar

Ceylon tea has zero calories, only if it’s drunk sans sugar or milk. The antioxidants found in Ceylon tea are packed with compounds known as flavonoids, which are known to have health benefits that aid in weight loss. 

  •  Reduce High Blood Pressure.

Think of Ceylon tea as your heart’s knight in shining armor. With an adequate amount of potassium present in tea, this helps to relax the tension in the arteries and blood vessels, which in turn stabilizes your blood pressure and maintains it at a healthy level. A warm cup of Ceylon tea in the morning coupled with a banana (or other fruits rich in potassium) will drastically reduce the risk of heart attacks.

  • Support Heart Health

Certain varieties of Ceylon tea may help decrease risk factors for heart disease and improve heart health. In fact, several studies found that green tea and its components can reduce total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, as well as triglycerides — a type of fat found in your blood. Similarly, one study showed that black tea was able to decrease levels of both total and LDL (bad) cholesterol in people with elevated levels.

  • Impressive Nutritional Profile

Ceylon tea is an excellent source of antioxidants — compounds that help counter oxidative cell damage. Research suggests that antioxidants play a central role in health and may protect against chronic conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. In particular, Ceylon tea is rich in the antioxidants myricetin, quercetin, and kaempferol. 

Available Types of Ceylon Tea

Ceylon tea is manufactured in a variety of leaf sizes which are then sorted into various styles by sifting.

There are three main types of Ceylon Tea