DetailsCountry of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Dimbula - sub district Upcot/Maskeliya
Shipping Port: Colombo
Grade: FP (Flowery Pekoe)
Altitude: 5700 - 6300 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: A classic Dimbula tea. Bright coppery liquor with subtle astringency. A tea for sharing with friends.
Infusion: Reddish with golden yellow notes.
Ingredients: Black tea
Strathspey is classed as a high grown estate. In Sri Lanka they class a high grown as an estate where the mean altitude is between 4200 - 9000 feet above sea level. High grown provide superior flavor and the best quality because: cooler temperatures, generally better soil conditions, more sunshine, generally slightly less rainfall - These conditions cause the bush to grow more slowly and the goodness and flavor is concentrated in the new shoots. Compare this to the medium grown, which are tending flat with no life to the low grown, which are thick dull and stewy, verging on being unpleasant and harsh.