DetailsCountry of Origin: Sri Lanka
Shipping Port: Colombo
Grade: FP (Flowery Pekoe)
Altitude: 4000- 5000 ft. above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Pungent flowery character with good body. Takes milk well, highlighting the coppery cup. Fromone of Ceylon's premiere estates.
Infusion: Yellow tending towards golden.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea
Simply put, St. Coombs, situated 1328 meters above sea level in the western Dimbula highlands of Sri Lanka, is an exceptional tea garden.
From January to March, the Western Quality season, Monsoon rains interspersed with dry periods and cool nights combine to produce a large leaf with high sap content. The leaf blooms vigorously each morning ripe for the plucking, a phenomenon known as the flush. It is during this time that St. Coombs? finest teas are produced. These tend to be exceptionally aromatic, light in the cup with a thick medium body and long finish. St. Coombs Flowery Pekoe is a shining example of this excellent quality. In general, FP teas are laborious to produce and require hand sorting in order to ensure an even grade. As such, they are produced in limited quantity and can be difficult to obtain. St. Coombs stands alone as one of Sri Lanka's premiere tea offerings.