Sitting proudly above the town of Nuwara Eliya, Lovers Leap Tea Estate is steeped in tradition and legend. The Nuwara Eliya district is famed for producing the “Champagne of Ceylon teas” and is often mistaken for the British countryside with its red post boxes and colonial bungalows. The estate bears the name from the tragic tale of a young couple that leapt of a waterfall on the estate.
Lovers’ Leap teas are reputed for their delicate and elegant characteristics. The estate is home not only to tea, moreover, the abundance of eucalyptus, cypress trees and wild mint bushes give the air a pleasant mentholated fragrance. The tea absorbs the fragrances and when infused it bears a remarkable golden, light green infusion. The flavours are bright, crisp and clean – the pleasant mentholated undertones will leave your taste buds tingling!
Lovers Leap Tea grows 6000ft above sea level in Ceylon’s (Sri Lanka) champagne tea making district of Nuwara Eliya. The high elevation, combined with the wild mint and eucalyptus that is in abundance give seasonal teas from Lovers Leap a minty tangy. Due to the high elevation and cold climate, Lovers Leap teas are luminous gold in colour.
The estate gets its name from the waterfall that is on the plantation. Legend has it that a Sri Lankan prince fell in love with a fair maiden and eloped to the area of Nuwara Eliya. When the King’s men were dispatched to find the Prince and bring him back to the palace, he and his lover jumped from the waterfall.
The estate, has kept its Royal connection over the years. In 1954 the Duke of Edinburgh visited the estate to open the new tea factory. On the visit the Duke took to planting a field of tea bushes. In 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee, Lovers Leap Tea was the only tea served at all state banquets.
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