Map of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Wikipedia: Nuwara_Eliya_District | Official Government Website: www.ds.gov.lk/dist_nuwaraeliya/english 
Updated: Apr. 21, 2015 

Browse Teas From Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka (25) - Read Reviews (7)

Table of contents:
About Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka | Styles of Tea Produced in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka | Best (Top-Rated) Nuwara Eliya Teas

About Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya is a district in central Sri Lanka, and an important tea-growing region. Nuwara Eliya is the southernmost of the three districts in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, just south of Kandy.

Nuwara Eliya has the highest altitude of any of the tea-growing regions of Sri Lanka. The climate is rainy and cooler than most of the other tea-growing regions; frosts can occur in the area at higher elevations. Nuwara Eliya is a relatively small contributor to total volume of tea production, but it is well-known for the unique high-grown character of its teas. Its central location also places it near many of the other tea-growing areas such as Uva and Dimbula.

In addition to black teas, which make up the bulk of the production here, this region also produces white tea, including Adam's Peak white tea, named for the English name of Sri Pada, a local mountain that is a distinctive landmark and holds importance in many world religions.

This area has a consistent humidity throughout the year, and tea is harvested here year-round. The most desirable harvests tend to be from January through March.[1]

References and Further Reading:

1. Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, and Hugo Americi, Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties, Camellia Sinensis Tea House, Firefly Books, 2011.

Styles of Tea Produced in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

Best Nuwara Eliya Teas

The notion of the "best" Nuwara Eliya teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

Picture of Divine Highlands

Divine Highlands

Brand:teakruthi
Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
Picture of Ceylon Gold

Ceylon Gold

Brand:teakruthi
Style:White Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
Picture of Adam's Peak White Tea

Adam's Peak White Tea

Brand:Imperial Tea Garden
Style:Silver Needle
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Green Valley

Green Valley

Brand:teakruthi
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of TC40: Nuwara Eliya BOP

TC40: Nuwara Eliya BOP

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Nuwara Eliya Teas

We need at least 3 ratings for a tea to calculate a percentile ranking. You can help us out by rating more teas of this style.

Browse All Nuwara Eliya Teas (25)