This chai comes from one of the few artisanal tea producers in Sri Lanka. Amba is also the finest example of terroir in Sri Lanka. We feel it accurately represents the Uva climate in this diverse country; the high altitude and harsh drought conditions this estate faces create a unique and unrivaled quality. These stressful growing conditions are then complimented with a fine level of plucking: one leaf and one bud. Rolled, fermented and dried, this tea receives a level of care that is close to devotion. What makes this chai really unique though, is that it is the most 'single origin' chai on the planet! With most of the ingredients originating on the Amba Estate
Amba is prized because of the unique, menthol almost eucalyptus aroma from the leaves. Add a maraschino cherry sweetness with the classic citrus undertones of Sri lanka and you experience a very complex cup of tea! Subtle spices add to this complexity and give a spiced tea that gives Chai a more refined nature.
Uva is one of the many premier tea regions of Sri Lanka. This highly mountainous region proves ideal for tea. Across the valley from Amba one can see Lipton's Seat, one of the best view points in Sri Lanka.
While not certified, we know Amba to be an organic tea estate. Located at the top of the Ravana Ella falls, Amba looks out over a dramatic tableau of the Sri Lankan mountains, and is truly the perfect place for growing tea.
One of the classics, this is what an Ceylon chai can and should taste like! Chai is traditionally served with milk and sugar. But we enjoy this as is too!