Unlike other teas bought at random auctions, based on the lowest prices, I wanted to select our Ceylon teas personally, based on the favourite seasonal flavours from five noteworthy estates in Sri Lanka. I’ve visited these estates in the high-grown mountainous country of Nuwara Eliya, which takes many hours on windy roads to reach, and further up to Uva, and Adam’s Peak where an historic railway line still operates. These high grown leaves from estates like Kenilworth, St Claire, and Inverness give my breakfast blend its delicate, fresh character and the lower grown estates are what gives it body. My personal favourite, Ceciliyan Estate, is located on the border of the Singaraja rainforest. The tea from Ceciliyan estate contributes a unique honey-like character to this leafy grade blend.