- Artisan Quality
- Pure Leaf Teas
- Brews 60 Cups
Origin: Akuressa, Sri Lanka - Grown in Akuressa, a tea village in southern Sri Lanka, known for its unique blend of European and Sri Lankan architecture as well as exquisite beaches. The life-giving Nilwala River moves through Akuressa, irrigating tea, cardamom and cinnamon farms as it flows gently into the Indian Ocean.
Lowland Tea - 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 Style - This is a hand-plucked tea, processed in small quantities to maintain predominantly full, unbroken leaf. It is carefully rolled in a special, wooden base tea roller.
Silver Striped - During processing, the edges of each leaf and bud curl inward revealing the slender mid-vein of the leaf which has a bright white-silver color.
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.
The Tao of Tea - Since 1997, we have aspired to be a connecting thread for tea culture. Practicing the art on a daily basis in our teahouses in Portland, Oregon, we are a group of tea enthusiasts that travel, learn, take delight and seek to offer pure leaf teas with great flavor, artistry and soul. Our reward comes through actions that help people's lives, sustain the art of tea and promise a health environment.