(Estate Black Tea)
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Dimbula - Bogo Valley
Shipping Port: Colombo
Grade: FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4000 - 4500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Good leaf appearance and full bodied with lovely flavor. The cup is coppery bright with golden notes.
Infusion: Tending bright with golden yellow highlights
Ingredients: Luxury black tea.
Kirkoswald was developed as a tea estate by 2 partners. Kirk and Oswald. Initially they cultivated coffee but the devastating coffee blight in the mid 1800's caused them to switch to tea. Kirk and Oswald remained as the owners and managers of the estate until their deaths in the late 1800's.
In 2002 Kirkoswald won two awards given by the Tea Association of the USA for the best Pekoe and FBOP from the Dimbula District. Crowning achievements for a well run estate.