Ceylon

Uva

Uva is the farthest tea producing district from Colombo. The tea is cultivated at an altitude of 1000 to 1600 meters. The leaves are very dark and the perfume uniform with strong woody and menthol notes which often remind us of artichoke. The cup has incomparable flavours; a blend of strength, lightly spicy and ripe. The leaves are predominantly broken-leaf (BOP) or ground-leaf (BOP Fannings, Fannings and Dust). Few long leaf teas are found. Composed of about a hundred gardens, the Uva district is divided in several sub-districts. The five most reputable gardens are located in Malwatte: Saint James, Neluwa, Aislaby, Uva Highlands and Attempettia.