Kirkoswald Black Tea
The Kirkoswald Estate FBOP Tea is from the Dimbula region of Ceylon. Teas that come from high grown estates in this region always provide superior flavor and the best quality because: cooler temperatures, generally better soil conditions, more sunshine, generally slightly less rainfall – These conditions cause the bush to grow more slowly and the goodness and flavor is concentrated in the new shoots. Good leaf appearance and full bodied flavored tea. In the cup it is coppery bright with golden notes.
Winds blow across the Indian Ocean they pick-up moisture during the 3000 mile journey to Sri Lanka. As the warm moist air rises into the cool mountain air condensation occurs and there is heavy rainfall on the western side of the island. The Eastern side gets very little rain but lots of sunshine. The Dimbula district, where the Kirkoswald estate lies, is on the south-east side of the island (near Kandy) and consequently being in the rain shadow the quality improves dramatically.
How to Prepare:
Use 2 teaspoons per 16-24 oz pot.
Use Boiling (212ºF) water.
Steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
Caffeine: 40mg / 6 oz cup.