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

Black tea is grown and processed all over the world in varying geographies and climates. Three of the largest producers of black tea today are India, Sri Lanka and Africa. What makes black tea different from green tea is that during the production process, the tea leaves are allowed to fully oxidize before they are heat-processed and dried. During oxidation, oxygen interacts with the tea plant’s cell walls to turn the leaves the rich dark brown to black color that black tea leaves are famous for. Oxidation alters the flavor profile of a black tea as well, helping add malty, fruity or even smoky notes, depending on the tea.

Benefits of Black 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 black 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 black tea increases the number of white blood cells.

  • Reduce Blood Cholesterol and Sugar

Ceylon black 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 black tea as your heart’s knight in shining armor. With an adequate amount of potassium present in black 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.

  • Improves Focus and Concentration.

Ceylon tea contains caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine, which can improve alertness and focus.L-theanine increases alpha activity in the brain, resulting in relaxation and better focus.

Available Grades of Black Tea

1Ceylon Orange Pekoe (OP)Orange Pekoe is a black tea. It doesn’t refer to an orange-flavored tea, or even a tea that brews up an orange-y copper color. This is the highest and main grade of tea produced. This comes as a whole leaf which is wiry, long and thin in character. Orange Pekoe tea has a strong scent and a smooth flavor with a sweet finish. Instead, Orange Pekoe refers to a particular grade of black tea.
2Ceylon Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP)BOP tea contains antioxidants, which can help to reduce free radicals in the body, promote cellular health, and ward off degenerative diseases like cancer. Teas graded as Orange Pekoe contain a moderate amount of caffeine, as well as a compound known as I-theanine.
3Ceylon Broken Orange Pekoe1 (BOP-1)A well twisted semi-leaf tea, generally from the low country. Small or broken pieces of leaves. A type of black tea. It has a uniquely delicate and malt-like taste with an aftertaste that resembles caramel. A popular leaf size which helps to bring out a good balance of taste and strength. Ceylon BOP 1 is a strong tea.
4Ceylon Broken Orange Pekoe Fanning (BOPF)Uniform, black-leaf tea particles which are smaller than BOP but without tips, hailing from higher elevated regions. Bright in colour with a strong taste that retains most characteristics of BOP. Ideal for tea bags.
5 Ceylon PekoePekoe refers to tea made from the just-unfurling buds of the tea bush. Pure pekoes are tightly rolled into a near spherical shape and need extreme care when manufacturing.
6Ceylon Flower Broken Orange Pekoe (FBOP)The leaf is more coarse and broken and includes a fair amount of tips. They are shorter and smaller in size than BOP 1 and bears a very mellow flavour.
7Ceylon Flower Broken Orange Pekoe Fanning 1 (FBOPF 1)Similar to the BOP leaf but firm leaf and consisting of a few tips.

For Retail Customers

Ceylon Secret, Yakku, and Ceylon Geheiminis are our main food and spice brand names that are marketed worldwide. As well as we have enough capabilities to do private labeling according to your brand names as per your request. As well as we provide customized packings with different packing sizes, Weights, and materials as per your wish. we will provide,

  • Standard Proper labelled products as per customer request (including Bar code, Batch Number with tracking records)
  • Standard Expiry Dates and Manufacturing dates
  • Nutrition values Chart
  • Logos with USDA organic Certificate and Organic Certificate for EU

For Bulk Customers

we will provide you with EXW/FOB/ CIF prices which include,

  • USDA organic Certificate (for organic products only)
  • GMP Certificate
  • Certificate of origin country
  • Microbiological test reports issued by Sri Lanka Industrial Development Board
  • Fumigation certificate and Phytosanitary certificate issued from authorized mandatory.
  • Local transport cost up to Colombo port and properly packed according to shipping conditions.
  • Batch file which includes all data from cultivation to Final Packing. (If necessary)