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Royal Ceylon Gunpowder

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Royal Ceylon Gunpowder Tea (Loose) 4 oz 510064 $12.21
8 oz 510065 $18.72
Royal Ceylon Gunpowder Tea 25 tea bags 510066 $15.95
50 tea bags 510067 $24.17

• A full bodied tea that is packed with flavor
Gunpowder tea is produced like green tea but after the steaming process the tea is tightly rolled into what appears to be pellets. When boiling water is poured over the leaves they quickly expand and in some cases can almost fill the cup. Royal Gunpowder is an especially good green tea for the following reasons:
  • the base tea comes from some of the best estates in Sri Lanka
  • the tightness of the rolled pellets give excellent flavor when made into tea
  • the region where the tea is grown - Dimbula - is a high grown area producing full bodied flavory tea. In Dimbula the peak quality time is during February when northwest monsoons create dry weather in Dimbula.
Royal Gunpowder tea is manufactured in very limited quantities fo specific requests due to the time and dilgence required to manufacture this high quality tea.

Tea was planted in Sri Lanka by the British in the 1860's after a coffee rust wiped out the then primary agricultural coffee crop. At that time the British East Indies Company had a near monopoly on tea, with most of Britain's needs coming from China. Relations between China and Britain were quite rocky during this period and tea in Sri Lanka looked like a great way to diversify supply risk by "the company." This gunpowder is made in the Chinese tradition but also benefits be superior quality tea.
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Olga02-15-2018

wonderful

wolodymyr10-09-2017

quality product

James07-25-2014

Very Satisfied!

Dorothy09-21-2013

Great Value

Donald02-13-2013

Excellent service

William01-22-2011

satisfied

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Dumbara Curls

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Dumbara Curls Tea (Loose) 4 oz 510060 $17.58
8 oz 510061 $30.98
Dumbara Curls Tea 25 tea bags 510062 $25.93
50 tea bags 510063 $42.51

• A medium body with a peachy flavor and a delicious aroma
The Dumbara valley, situated in the central hills of Sri Lanka beyond the ancient Kingdom of Kandy, had its early mention in the 13th century when King Wickremabahu III moved his capital from Gampola. For 50 years he reigned the country until King Buvanekabahu V took over with his Kingdom to Kotte. It is recorded that the King of Kurunegala, prior to the 13th century, moved up to the Dumbara valley to avoid invasion by the Kings of Jaffna and to take advantage of the extremely rich soil and the moderate rainfall of this valley, conducive to an agricultural civilization.

The Dumbara valley is the backdrop of the "Pavilion," the governors mansion which is situated in the middle of the splendid Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. The valley's lush vegetation bursts into view across the splendid gardens when you step onto the main balcony of the mansion. Beyond the Dumbara Valley, the Knuckles Mountain Range, with its four distinct elevations adds great charm to an already spectacular view. It is no wonder that this tea tastes so wonderful.

The father of Ceylon tea is considered to be James Taylor. In 1866, James Taylor started collecting tea seeds from the Peradeniya Botanical Garden in Kandy and planted them along the roadsides in hedge-like rows. The initial results were considered very favorable and a W.M. Leake who was the secretary of the Ceylon Planters Association sent Arthur Morice to India to study the Assam tea districts. Concurrent to these efforts, the mainstay (coffee) of the Ceylon economy of the time was being devastated by the coffee rust which killed over 85% of the coffee trees; it was imperative to find another agricultural crop. The report brought back to Ceylon from India was very favorable and soon thereafter a consignment of Assam tea seeds was given to James Taylor for cultivation. By 1873 the first consignment of tea was sold in auction in Kandy and declared to be equal to the best Assam of its day. Sri Lanka was on its way to becoming one of the top tea producing countries in the world.
ZooScape is proud to be the exclusive distributor of TerraVita teas, herbs and supplements in the United States, Canada and around the world. Please direct all wholesale and bulk inquiries to 1-844-449-0444.
Jason06-28-2017

what I was looking for

cristina05-24-2015

good product!

Trena10-22-2014

Great Value!

Dolores03-28-2012

thank you

Cary12-09-2011

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Robert08-16-2010

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