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Uda Watte - Loose Leaf (125g)

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Product Description

Full-bodied, rounded and refreshing, this tea grows at 4000-5000 feet (1220-1525 metres). The region of Dimbula was one of the first areas to be planted after tea took over from coffee in the 1870's. The crisp, cool air creates a distinctive high grown full bodied, rounded and refreshing blend.

This region does not boast of any large cities and is predominantly occupied by some of the world's finest tea gardens. It is also one of the more scenic areas of Sri Lanka with breathtaking scenery of mountain ranges and ravines, of winding roads and waterfalls. It is home to one of the most significant landmarks in the country - Sri Pada, or as it was formerly named, Adam's Peak. It is Sri Lanka's second highest peak at 7360 feet (2243 metres), but second to none in its cultural importance. In a multi religious society, the holy mountain holds significance to Buddhists, Muslims and Christians, alike. Almost daily, hundreds of devotees and tourists make the six hour trek to the peak, climbing thousands of steps to welcome the dawn - one of the most spectacular sights in Sri Lanka.

Its distinctive cone shaped symmetry is easily discernible and dominates the surrounding landscape. On a clear day, the outline of the great mountain can be seen from as far off as Colombo.

Tasting Notes

"On the nose, vanilla, hay, mint, peach, biscuit, peat, wood smoke. Soft, subtle tea with a smooth, almost velvety structure and a lingering finish." (Bob Campbell, Master of Wine - New Zealand)

"More colour that the previous tea, but not very dark. Pinot Noir (or Burgundy) as a red wine is not very dark either, because of the thin grape skins. Another resemblance in style is the charming, almost lush, supple nature of this tea. And, like a good Pinot Noir, it also has some tanninlike backbone, while a slight spiciness is present as well." (Hubrecht Duijker, Wine Connoisseur, Taster & Writer - Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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