Uva, Sri LankaWikipedia: Uva_Province | Official Government Website: www.tourismuva.com
Updated: Apr. 21, 2015
About Uva, Sri Lanka
It is the second least-populated province. Uva is divided into two districts, Badulla and Moneragala. Tea grown in Uva is usually identified with Uva rather than one of the smaller districts.
Tea Production in UvaThe tea plantations are located at a range of altitudes, from about 3,300 to 5,600 feet (1,000 to 1,700 meters), making some "high-grown" and others "mid-grown" teas.
Uva is important in tea production because its unique climate leads to a unique flavor of its teas. Uva is located in the rain shadow of the central mountains in Sri Lanka; the region receives ample rainfall in winter but is subject to strong, dry winds in late summer.
The most desirable harvests are usually those from August to October, where the tea is influenced by the drying winds. This contrasts with the rest of the island, where harvests from this time of year are less desirable than other harvests.
References and Further Reading:
2. 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 Uva, Sri Lanka
This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Uva, Sri Lanka.
Best Uva Teas
The notion of the "best" Uva teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Uva, Sri Lanka, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.
Most Often-Rated Teas
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