Uva is well known for being one of the three most famous
teas in the world (the other two being Darjeeling and
Keemun). Its teas are among the highest grown in the world
(3,000 - 5,000 feet), and, at their best, produce a flavour
often compared to lilac flowers and blackcurrant bushes. The
region is to the eastern side of Sri Lanka, and it is the
influence of the dry Autumn winds blowing down the valley
that produces the best leaf.
Adawatte is one of the best-known Uva estates; its tea has a very pale colour but plenty of flavour, and Uva's typical astringency. Drink it with or without milk for an ideal and refreshing afternoon tea.
This is an "orthodox tea", meaning that the leaves remain in relatively large pieces--BOP means "Broken Orange Pekoe", the most sought-after grade of Ceylon teas. M&P's Ceylon BOP is carefully selected to be a well-balanced tea, appropriate at any time of day or occasion.