Oliphant Estate - Sri Lankan Green Tea

Sunday, February 10, 2008

This is the last in my week of tea posts. Hope you enjoy!Green tea is known for coming from China, however Oliphant Estate (or Oliphant Mao Feng) is from Sri Lanka. So named for growing on the prestigious Oliphant Estate located in the Nuwara Eliya region. This area has a very high altitude giving the tea a very robust and deep flavor. Since the leaves are also so tightly rolled, the tea can be used for multiple steepings.

The taste is light and very clean. Slight and delicate. This green tea is known for not being as strong tasting as other green teas. It's airy and with faint grassy tints hint as wide tea fields on open mountain ranges with clear sky dotted with clouds as far as the eye can see. It's a tea that the everyday drinker may not care for due to it's lack of pronounced flavor, but the connoisseur will treasure with each warm, intriguing sip.

Any specialty tea store should carry it, but it can be easily ordered online at many vendors and even Ebay.com or Amazon.com.


  1. I think it's great you talk about teas - this one looks especially good. I usually drink green teas with lime over ice. Have you tried it iced?
    Good to see there are others who are into both food and tea - I just posted about a herbal tea on my blog.



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