An even Western High Broken Orange Pekoe Tea with brownish appearance and flecks of olive hinting at the elevation at which this tea was grown. The leaf evolves into a light coppery infusion when brewed. Golden orange liquor with a pleasing fresh, citrus note, hinting at seasonal quality. Bright, medium strength and refreshingly elegant, a tea with a sprightly and regal personality.
Tasting tea is an art that can be perfected only through experience. Experts undergo years of training in order to develop their pallet but even they can disagree on the variances of the character of the tea. All teas have a unique profile and we believe that there is a systematic approach towards tea tasting. It helps one relate the sensor character of tea to its terroir and the production process behind it- leaving you with a better understanding and appreciation for the liquor.
It is best to taste tea when you are in the right mindset- for many of us, that entails when we are full of energy and creativity. Only then can you appreciate the spirit of tea and experience a delicate balance of peace, comfort and finesse.
The Mahagastotte Estate is in the Nuwara Eliya district, the highest region of Sri Lanka at an altitude of 6,200 feet above sea level. Mahagastotte in the native language means ‘place with large trees’. The area is one of outstanding beauty, where the picturesque mountains carry the fragrance of cypress trees, eucalyptus and wild mint plants. Teas from this estate are sometimes known as Lover’s Leap, a reference to the story of the King’s daughter who jumped off the mountain precipice with her forbidden lover. Tea leaves from this estate are likened to Champagne made from cool climate grapes picked just before they get too ripe. When brewed, the tea leaves evolve into a light coppery infusion which leaves a bright, medium bodied and refreshingly elegant taste. Mahagastotte Estate tea is a liquor that has a truly vivacious and regal personality.