Deciding which of Sri Lanka’s fine Ceylon Teas is most heavenly is practically impossible – they are all so good. Connoisseurs quite naturally disagree over each seasons’ crop while the non-experts among us have less sophisticated taste buds so, the debate will continue forever… over which tea is best.
This in mind Buckingham Place launches Planters Five connoisseur teas. Not a definitive collection but a representative one, this blissful 1 to 5 selection makes for easy access to some of the best tea available today.
Planters Five cuts through confusion bringing joy to those switching to a healthier option plus, expert knowledge and deep pockets are no longer prerequisite to venturing away from the ‘leftover dust’ of our trusty old tea bag! Perhaps think of Planters Five as giving lazy insight to the world of sophisticated tea and its curious but very clever tea tasters!
The Planters Five are selected and packed under licence by our partners Withered Leaves of Colombo. Information on estates from which these great teas originate along with easy brew methods is found on the back of each 50 cup/100gm can.
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What better way to wake up than with this romantic Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe FBOP? Fully flavoured and incredibly invigorating, Lovers Leap satisfies popular and enthusiast tastes alike. At Lovers Leap Estate - one of the finest growers in Sri Lanka, these black tea leaves with their green undertones benefit from the estates near perfect location - with its cool nights and dry sunny days.
On the western slopes of Ceylon Teas legendary foothills - the lush green highlands; sits the great estate of Kenilworth. Universally famed for its fine quality teas this historically significant plantation produces the long, wiry, black leaves that bestow a deep amber cup with a slightly sweet taste.
A Planters Five late afternoon pick-me-up, this Broken Orange Pekoe leaf tea from Sri Lanka’s Dimbula region has all the strength one anticipates from its clear though dark, full bodied appearance. The high altitude of the estate creates the Blairmond BOP distinguished taste, which to enjoy fully and as one is meant, is best brewed lightly and by adding more of these highly graded black leaves when taken with milk..
Of Japanese origin, green Mint Sensha tea continues to delight the worlds’ most exacting connoisseurs. ‘Ceylon Tea’ leaves plucked from the lush slopes of Sri Lanka’s high plantations are tenderly processed without grinding, allowing gentle distinctive flavours plus a full bouquet to arouse and heighten ones senses. This favourite Planters Five Tea comes into its own over ice during the day or as a healthy and refreshing after dinner mint..
Earl Grey Blue combines a highly distinctive, all time classic taste with the enchanting aroma of extracted Bergamot Orange. Additional cornflower petals are visually pleasing and the overall luxurious taste and feeling of wellbeing make this an obvious Planters Five choice at bedtime.