DetailsCountry of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Nuwara Eliya
Shipping Port: Colombo
Grade: FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 6800 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: A classic example of the best of Ceylon tea. Well-made leaf with bloom yields a flavory astringent cup with superb point. Recognized as Estate of the Year in 2002.
Infusion: Bright tending light
Ingredients: Luxury black tea
The estate is situated in the Nuwara Eliya district of Sri Lanka, near Piduruthalagala, the country's tallest mountain. The gardens there are known for producing two levels of tea. Without intending to sound facetious, these are high quality and exceptionally high quality.
Concordia was first planted in 1954 at an elevation of 6800 feet above sea level. In recent years, annual production has reached roughly 1,500,000 pounds of finished tea enough for about 272 million cups! The estate's best, read Kenmare, is grown between January to March when the weather is sunny, and cool and July to September when the estate is peppered by westerly winds originating on the eastern plains of Sri Lanka. In 2002, largely based on its Kenmare offering, Concordia was named Sri Lanka's Estate of the Year. The Kenmare offering also led to an approval by the Fair Trade Labeling Organization.
As for the world markets, Kenmare is highly sought after by traders for its outstanding liquor, bright character and highly flavoury cup.