CEYLON LOVERS LEAP TGFOP-1
Located at an elevation of approximately 6000 ft above sea level, Nuwara Eliya has been fondly referred to as ‘Little England’ by colonial planters due to its cool and soothing environment. The tea produced in Nuwara Eliya is perhaps the most well-known of all, daubed as the finest tea in the entire world.
Lovers Leap is one of the country’s best-known teas produced at Pedro, the most famous of Nuwara Eliya’s tea estates; covering 515.80 hectares plantation in the centre of the region. Lovers Leap teas are high-grown at 5,700 feet above sea level. This loose leaf tea has been manufactured using the traditional orthodox technique. The method calls for a short fermentation that preserves the quality and delicate flavours of the tea.
The dry weather during these months, along with the winds that blow in from the southwest of Sri Lanka, help produce a tea that is considerably lighter in body but fuller in flavour. The result is a colour in the cup that is a bright golden yellow and tastes of citrus, winter green and the unmistakable eucalyptus and mint note on the back pallet. The tea is best enjoyed plain, or with a slice of lemon or touch of honey. An ideal late evening or after-dinner beverage.
The tea from Lovers Leap was exclusively selected to be served at the state banquet marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. A partner of Red Carnation Hotels, P.M.David Silva & Sons, waits until February and March each year to purchase its teas from Lovers Leap.
Did you know? Named after the waterfall that is found on the estate, the name Lovers Leap is inspired by the legend of a Prince who fell in love and eloped to Nuwara Eliya. When the king’s men where sent in pursuit of the prince, the lovers had leapt from the waterfall that now forms part of the Plantation.
Ingredients: 100% Lovers Leap OP-1 Orthodox black tea. o