One of the finest black teas in the world, Ceylon Silver Tips has a complex taste, a mélange of honey and fruit. The dark amber infusion reminds us of a fine ale, full-bodied with impressive smoothness. The caffeine content makes this tea an excellent selection for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up.
The abundant sunlight and rain over the Vithanakanda Estate in Sri Lanka create excellent tea-growing conditions. At the farm's 3,200-foot elevation, the air is cool and crisp, encouraging slower growth and allowing nutrients to build within the leaves. Smaller production runs, combined with superior cultivation and processing techniques, have allowed this estate's teas to fetch consistently high chest prices at the Colombo auctions.