FBOPF - Extra Special

Ceylon Silver Striped

Black Tea
Origin: Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

A deep, full-bodied tea with balanced sweetness and astringency. Aromas of raw sugar and molasses give way to black cherry and dark fruit.

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About Ceylon Silver Striped:

Ceylon Silver Striped is a low-country tea from Ratnapura. It is made with a lot of leaf tips, giving it a smooth refined flavor. In terms of a leaf grade, this is a FBOPF-Extra Special.

Unlike other tea-growing regions in the world, many of the best teas in Sri Lanka are grown in the lowlands near the coast. Topographically, this tea is grown in a virtual crucible, fostering quick growth and lush, full leaves and tips.

Orthodox Manufacture refers to teas which are hand-plucked and processed in smaller quantities, and which are closely watched to maintain predominantly full, unbroken leaf. Ceylon Silver Stripe is an orthodox tea produced from young leaf and tip bud, lightly withered and carefully rolled in a special wooden base tea roller to maintain the leaf’s consistent color and shape. During processing, the edges of each leaf and bud curl inward, revealing the slender mid-vein of the leaf, which has turned a bright white-silver color.

Ingredients: Black Tea Leaves.

Flavor Profile:

A deep, full-bodied tea with balanced sweetness and astringency. Aromas of raw sugar and molasses give way to black cherry and dark fruit.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
200°F (93°C)3-53-41

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