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No. 16

Organic Ahinsa - Loose Leaf

Ceylon Black Tea

Wake up to our brisk and delicious Ahinsa loose-leaf tea – organic and FBOP graded, it’s full of classic Ceylon characters and the ideal breakfast brew.

From: Ihala Millawa, Ruhuna Principality, Sri Lanka

LOOSE LEAF
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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

 

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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.

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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 Organic Ahinsa Ceylon Black Tea


A fine loose-leaf Ceylon tea with a full-bodied flavour, this single origin organic black tea is a great option for a brisk and healthy breakfast tea.

Produced in Ihala Millawa, in Sri Lanka's Western Province from the Camellia Sinensis, our Ahinsa boasts a bright copper infusion with a caramel aroma and beguiling flavours of lychees and honey. This wonderful tea is FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe) graded and has the classic characteristics of a bold Ceylon tea, making it perfect with milk – and a little sugar, if you like.

Like all black teas, Ahinsa's small, dark brown rolled leaves are packed with polyphenols. These plant-based antioxidants are largely responsible for the widely reported health benefits of drinking tea, ranging from reduced inflammation and improved cardiovascular health to lowered risk of certain cancers. Add to that the bonus of it being chemical- and pesticide-free and you will definitely want to keep a caddy in your kitchen.

Read more about our Organic Ahinsa Ceylon Black Tea


About Ahinsa tea


Fun fact: Ahinsa (or, more commonly, Ahimsa) is a Jain, Hindu and Buddhist belief in the sanctity of all living things and the need to avoid harm and violence. For the team at Nilmini Estates, it was the perfect name to bestow on a tea produced in a way that respects humans, animals, plants and the environment.

Founded in 1999, Ahinsa is the flagship organic tea of Nilmini Estates, which launched the brand to expand and promote organic tea production in Sri Lanka. Located in the low-lying landscape of Sri Lanka's southwest, Nilmini sits on the border of Dellawa forest, part of the World Heritage-listed Sinharaja Forest Reserve – the largest remaining tract of unspoilt tropical rainforest in Sri Lanka.

Today, Ahinsa tea factory produces this lively Ceylon loose leaf tea with leaves supplied by 186 fully certified organic tea farms from around Sri Lanka, each of which is regularly monitored to check compliance.


Alternatives this Single-Origin organic black tea


Ceylon teas are nothing if not diverse, and our tasters have sampled some of the country's best for you to try. Kenilworth is a great alternative breakfast brew, while Luxury Pekoe, Ruhuna and Bogawantalawa are lovely full-bodied teas. Adam's Peak has a rich flavour and an abundance of silver tips. Or, for a more delicate style, look to Nuwara Eliya or the high-grown Lover's Leap. Alternatively, explore our Assam teas for a familiar, yet distinctly malty character.

Ingredients


Pure Sri Lankan black tea

Tasting notes


This tea offers a caramel and dried prune aroma and bright amber infusion. A robust cup with subtle spicy notes with malty mouthfeel.

Region


Ratnapura is a city and district within the landlocked Sabaragamuwa Province, which is towards the South West of the country, at a major crossroad between the southern plains and the hill country to the East. Ratnapura is in the lowlands, an area famed for its tropical rainforests. The elevation varies throughout the district, with the city of Ratnapura sitting at 189m above sea level, and surrounding hills peaking over 400m.

Learn more about the Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka

The region experiences a Tropical Rainforest climate (Af), which combines high temperatures and high precipitation. The hottest months are March and April, with average highs of 34°C. The rest of the is only slightly less warm, with lows of 22°C and highs of 32°C. It rains throughout the year, with peaks in October and November, and is at 100% for most of the year, with a slight dip to around 90% in January.

There is cloud cover all year round, with clearer skies from December to March, with a gentle breeze that picks up from May to September. Known as the City of Gems, Ratnapura is known for its trade of precious and semi-precious stones. Tea is grown on nearby hills overlooking the Sinharaja rain forest, an exceptional biodiversity hotspot of international significance, and home to a majority of Sri Lanka’s endemic species of trees, animals and birds.

The dense forests harbour elephants, leopards and the endemic purple-faced langur, as well as numerous species of birds and reptiles. Below 600m, teas from Ratnapura are known as “low grown”, and offer a distinctive, mellow flavour profile. Although teas can be harvested all year round, the highest grade, FBOPFEXS, is only harvested between May and November.

How to brew

3g - 4g

3g - 4g

100°C

100°C

200ml

200ml

3 - 5mins

3 - 5mins

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