Basilur Tea tin (English Elite tea)

    SKU: cmcn456380

    £9.99 Members' price *


    150g of loose leaf Ceylon tea with a touch of Earl Grey, packaged in a tin caddy.

    This gift set is made by Basilur Tea - a Sri Lankan, fine-quality tea company. Each tea is made fresh from hand-picked leaves in Sri Lanka.

    The tea provided here is 100% Pure Ceylon black, long leaf tea. This is a full bodied, typically English brew with a touch of Earl Grey, inspired by the English practice of afternoon tea - a tradition credited to the Duchess of Bedford.

    Ideal as a gift.

    More about specialilty Sri Lankan tea

    Sri Lanka is the world's fourth largest producer of tea. The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall in the country's central highlands provide a climate that favours the production of high quality tea. The industry was introduced to the country in 1847 by James Taylor, the British planter who arrived in 1852.

    Basilur Tea is cultivated in Sri Lanka using the ‘contour planting’ method, where tea bushes are planted in lines in coordination with the contours of the land, usually on slopes. Sri Lanka is one of the few countries where each tea leaf is picked by hand rather than by mechanization. If machinery were used, often a considerable number of coarse leaves and twigs could be mixed in, adding bulk but not flavour to the tea.

    No artificial preservatives are added at any stage of the manufacturing process and sub-standard tea which fails to initially comply with standards is rejected regardless of the quantity and value.

    Tea produced in Sri Lanka carries the 'Lion Logo' on its packages, which indicates that the tea was produced in Sri Lanka. The use of the Lion Logo is closely monitored by the Sri Lanka Tea Board, which is the governing body of the tea industry in Sri Lanka.


    Product code: cmcn456380
    Details: 150g of loose leaf tea in a tin caddy. Delivery restrictions may apply overseas, check the delivery page for more information.
    Weight: 0.175kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 10 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

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