Bristol Twenty Decaffeinated Breakfast Leaf Tea
This leafy Bristol Twenty Decaffeinated Breakfast leaf tea from Sri Lanka may have had most of the caffeine removed, but it has lost none of its flavour! Still full-bodied, rounded and punchy, it’s a Breakfast tea that can be drunk at any time of the day or night. Excellent with or without milk.
Tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka, and accounts for 2% of GDP, generating roughly $700 million annually to the economy of Sri Lanka. It employs, directly or indirectly over 1 million people, and in 1995 directly employed 215,338 on tea plantations and estates. Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth largest producer of tea. In 1995, it was the world’s leading exporter of tea, (rather than producer) with 23% of the total world export, but it has since been surpassed by Kenya.
The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall in the country’s central highlands provide a climate that favors 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.
Rory’s Tasting Notes:
A robust full-bodied cup with a concentrated character of malt and deep undertones that welcome a bit of milk and sugar.
Steep for 3-5 minutes, 98°C