his single estate tea represents over 120 years and five generations of family tradition from a tea plantation managed by Francis Van Reyk, the great-great-grandfather of the family owners of Capital Teas.
In the 1890’s, Van Reyk, managed the well-known Diyagama Estate in the Dimbula region of Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka). Unaware to him then, would be the five-generations of family tradition in tea that he would begin which is alive and well today on multiple continents.
Capital Teas proudly offers this high quality, BOP Ceylon tea which is directly imported from the very tea estate managed by Van Reyk in the 19th century. Bold and sophisticated, you will find this black tea to be pleasant on its own or with a touch of milk.
Dimbula Region Notes: Perhaps the most famous name associated with Ceylon tea. The plantations are located at 3,500 to 5,500 feet above sea level and cover the western slopes of the district. The monsoon rains and the cold, dry weather produce a range of teas, from full-bodied, to light and delicate.Health Benefits:
- Great Source of Antioxidants, which have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease
- Black Tea has been shown to reduce cholesterol
- May be an mentally stimulating beverage
- Has approximately 20% of the caffeine content of coffee
Single-Estate Broken Orange Pekoe Black TeaBrewing Instructions:
use 1 tsp. of tea per 6 ounces of water. Heat water to 195 °F and steep
for 3-5 minutes. If bolder flavor is desired, increase the amount of
tsp. of tea per 6 ounces of water. Heat water to 195 °F (just below
boiling) and steep for 3-5 minutes. After steeping, pour brewed tea over
an equal amount of ice. For more information on iced tea, see our instructional video