This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE

FREE UK DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER £25

Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty

Continue Shopping

No. 20

Luxurious Pekoe - Loose Leaf

Ceylon Black Tea

Smooth enough for easy morning drinking but with comforting caramel notes for the afternoon, our Pekoe has all the character of a premium Ceylon black tea.

From: Maskeliya, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka

LOOSE LEAF
Purchase Options
Delivery Frequency
Delivery Info

Shipping policy

We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

UK Deliveries

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with parcels being sent to EU countries from the UK. This is due to complexities arising as a result of the UK leaving the European Union. If there is any disruption to the service that you have selected, we will keep you updated.The table below provides estimates of shipping times.

CUSTOMS CHARGES: All commercial goods arriving from the UK are subject to VAT, Import Duty and a handling fee in the country receiving the goods.

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

International Buyers (Including EU) – Please Note:


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our Luxury Pekoe Ceylon Black Tea


Crisp yet smooth, with a comforting aroma of caramel and biscuits, our luxury loose-leaf Ceylon Pekoe tea is a versatile black tea that works equally well as a morning brew or afternoon pick-you-up.

A single-origin tea from Maskeliya in Sri Lanka's hilly Central Province, this bright orange Pekoe leaf tea delivers a brisk, pungent flavour with a velvety mouthfeel and a delicious malty sweetness. Being a strong black tea, it has a high caffeine content, which can help with focus and alertness. It is packed with the antioxidant-rich plant compounds called polyphenols, associated with a range of health benefits, including improved digestion and heart health. Enjoy it as is, for a vegan tea, or even better with a generous splash of milk.

It's the beautifully rolled, evenly graded bold black leaves that give this Pekoe tea its superlatively smooth taste. 'Pekoe' is a high-quality black tea made from young leaves, and this stunning blend is produced using the authentic orthodox style of manufacturing, which has been practised in Sri Lanka for 150 years. It's also a hallmark of teas produced in Maskeliya, located in the shadow of the hauntingly beautiful Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka's iconic 2,243m-high mountain, also known as Sri Pada.

Read about the alternatives


Alternatives to our Sri Lankan Pekoe


High-grown, low-grown, tropical and cool-climate… Ceylon teas are nothing if not varied. At The Tea Makers of London, our tasters have carefully selected a broad spectrum from across the country for you to enjoy. Sri Lanka's high-grown teas are often seen as among the country's best, and of these, we love Adam's Peak and Lover's Leap. For a more delicate style, you could try Nuwara Eliya or, if you're after something lively and smooth, there's Kenilworth. Looking for more full-bodied options? Try our Ahinsa, Ruhuna or Bogawantalawa brews.

For our full range of characterful Ceylon teas, visit our Tea Shop

Ingredients


Pure Sri Lankan black tea

Tasting notes


This tea offers a toasted biscuity aroma and clear amber infusion. A smooth cup with sweet caramel notes with brisk and lively mouthfeel.

Region


Nuwara Eliya district, around the eponymous city, is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, about 25 miles south of Kandy. At the heart of the hill country, the terrain throughout the district is generally mountainous, with deep valleys, plateaus, basins, and vast rolling estates dotted with thick forested areas and jungles towards the North.

Learn more about Dimbula, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka

The city itself sits at 1,868 m above sea level. North of the city, Sri Lanka’s tallest mountain, Pidurutalagala, peaks at 2,542 m, and the revered Adam’s Peak sits on the Southern edge of the district, peaking at 2,243 m above sea level. The area is famous for its cool, temperate climate (Cfb), which made it a popular hill station in the 19th century, and a much-loved resort and health spa in the present day. Temperatures remain steadily warm throughout the year. March and April are the warmest months with an average high of 22°C and low of 11°C. The coldest months, form November to January, range from 9°C to 20°C.

There is heavy cloud cover throughout the year, with slightly cleared skies from December until March. The district is part of the Wet Zone in South-Western Sri Lanka. Consequently, rain falls throughout the year, with the highest precipitation in October and November, combined with low wind and medium humidity. Spring and summer experience lower but consistent rainfall, with gentle wind and increased humidity in April and May.

Above 1,000m, the montane rain forests are known for their biodiversity and endemic species. They also harbour the endangered Sri Lanka leopard, numerous species of shrews, squirrels, civet and langur. Soils throughout the island are generally suitable for agriculture, although some areas, particularly in the highlands, are eroded. In the Nuwara Eliya district, the elevation and cool climate offer ideal conditions for many European fruit and vegetable, as well as rubber and rice. But the hills really belong the tea, which was introduced in the 1860s after a devastating disease killed all the coffee plantations. The district is considered as the most important tea production hub in Sri Lanka, and Sri Lankan high-grown teas are known for their outstanding quality.

How to brew

3g - 4g

3g - 4g

100°C

100°C

200ml

200ml

3 - 5mins

3 - 5mins

Icon of a delivery truck

Free Delivery

With all UK Orders over £25

Icon of a hand holding a loyalty point

Earn

Loyalty points

Icon of tea leaves representing free tea sample with every order

Free Tea Sample

With every order