Back in the 1860s, when Sri Lanka was called Ceylon, the island’s economy was in crisis. The coffee crop had failed, and there was only one thing for it: to grow tea instead. But no one could have imagined how light or fresh that tea would be. After one sip of the amber liquid, the islanders’ thirst was quenched. And coffee was forgotten forever. This blend is made especially for our international business – the leaf grade being “orange pekoe”, which means that the tea contains long pointed leaves that have been harvested just after the end buds open into leaf.