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Uva, Sri Lanka

Wikipedia: Uva_Province | Official Government Website: www.tourismuva.com 
Updated: Apr. 21, 2015 

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About Uva, Sri Lanka | Styles of Tea Produced in Uva, Sri Lanka | Best (Top-Rated) Uva Teas

About Uva, Sri Lanka

A tea plantation on a hillside with a dirt road down the middleDambatenne estates, a tea plantation in Haputale, Uva. Photo from Wikipedia, by Adbar, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Uva Province is a province of Sri Lanka located in the interior of the island, to the southeast, placing it on the eastern slopes of the central mountains.

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 Uva

The 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.[2]

References and Further Reading:

1. Uva, Sri Lanka on Wikipedia

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

Picture of Mythical Green

Mythical Green

Brand:teakruthi
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Ceylon UVA Highland

Brand:Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd
Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Ceylon Forest Green

Brand:Shanti Tea
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Ceylon Estate

Brand:Octavia Tea
Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Ceylon Blackwood Estate Organic Green Tea

Brand:Simpson & Vail
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Uva Teas

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