Black (Ceylon) Tea
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva districts
Shipping Port: Colombo
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4800 - 7600 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Infusion: Bright and Coppery
Cup Characteristics: This tea blends the flavor of chocolate and tea in a way that is quite simply, divine. Enjoy hot or as a cool chocolate-y treat in the summer.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea, Sunflower + calendula petals, Natural flavors.
Chocolate's scientific name, Theobroma Cacao, literally means "food of the gods". And so it was for the ancient Maya who worshipped the cacao bean and regarded it as a priceless treasure. Hernando Cortez brought the beans back to Spain in the1500's where chocolate was subsequently enjoyed as a hot drink by royalty and commoners alike.
By the 1700's chocolate houses were as prominent as coffee shops in many parts of the European continent and the U.K. In 1756 chocolate crossed back over to the new world with the opening of North America's first chocolate factory in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
We aren't sure when chocolate was first added to tea or who was responsible for doing it. But we are sure of one thing - thank the gods he or she did it. With each tasting we are consistently impressed by the way the natural chocolate flavoring blends with our Ceylon tea - heavenly with a dash of milk and a little sugar.