Luxury black tea
Lover’s Leap Gardens Tea
$5.50 – $18.00
Lover’s Leap is a western tea estate and is considered to be one of the best tea gardens in Sri Lanka. This delightfully flavoured tea is astringent and lively – the best of Orange Pekoe.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-5 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Did you know?
Lover’s Leap (a western tea estate) is one of the best tea gardens in Sri Lanka. During its peak season (Feb/Mar) this estate’s production is characterized by a delightful flavour that is astringent and lively. The best weather for producing quality tea is highlighted by cool nights, dry weather and bright sunny days. These conditions force the tea bush to expend all its energies into the new growth leaves giving the tea its best flavour. During Feb. and Mar. the cool moisture laden northeast monsoon winds after traveling across the Bay of Bengal ‘hit’ the island. The winds rise as they cross the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. As the air rises it cools and the moisture condenses giving rise to very wet conditions on the east side of the central divide but dry and cool rain shadow conditions on the western side. Not surprisingly, the western tea estates peak in quality. The top elevations of Lovers Leap very often are in the clouds. Regularly when you are at the peak you look down onto the clouds with brilliant sunshine and blue sky above. Lover Leap received it name because situated on the estate is a cliff where lovers would throw themselves over if they were jilted or they were not allowed to marry one another.
Not far from Lovers Leap is a lovely hotel/inn called ‘The Hill Club’. The ambiance is circa 1910. Deep leather lounge chairs comfortably display 80 years of wear, windows are open and ramshackled shutters slap in the breeze and you are addressed as ‘The Master’ and ‘The Madam’. Before dinner you must don a dinner jacket and tie, polished black shoes (shorts with knee socks are ok), repose in the bar for a predinner drink and discussion. After the second drink the maitre’d announces that dinner is served. Ladies enter the dining room first and are escorted to their reserved table; once the ladies are seated the men are invited to enter and take their seats. The waiters wear white gloves and deftly handle the serving utensils as they serve each table. Wine is served and after sorbet a port is offered, followed by retirement to the bar for one last drink and cigar. The more adventurous will wander across the 17th fairway to the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club bar (careful of the snakes!) noisily closing the bar at 2:00 am.
This tea is a true Orange Pekoe grade. Interestingly, the term Orange Pekoe has little to do with quality as it is a size grading term. Orange Pekoe in true tea jargon stands for whole leaf. When you pour boiling water on this tea you will see how the leaf uncurls and expands quite dramatically, a process called “the agony of the leaf”.
At Tea Sante, our goal is to have you enjoy our quality loose leaf teas as soon as possible. That’s why we attempt to ship your order the same day it was received. Tracking numbers are provided for all orders within Canada so you know exactly where your order is at all times. We use expedient shipping; orders are packed and shipped usually within 24 hours (1-2 business days). We currently do not ship outside of North America. To view our return policy, click here.
Free shipping in Canada on orders over $60.
Free shipping in the United States on orders over $80
|Canada||Estimated Delivery Time|
|Ontario||1-3 business days|
|Quebec||1-3 business days|
|Nova Scotia||3-5 business days|
|New Brunswick||3-5 business days|
|Prince Edward Island||3-5 business days|
|Newfoundland||3-5 business days|
|British Columbia||5-8 business days|
|Saskatchewan||5-8 business days|
|Manitoba||5-8 business days|
|Alberta||5-8 business days|
|Yukon||6-8 business days|
|North West Territories||6-8 business days|
|USA||5-9 business days|
À thé Santé, notre but est de vous faire profiter de nos thés en feuilles de qualité dès que possible. C’est pourquoi nous nous efforçons d’expédier votre commande le jour même où elle a été reçue. Des codes de suivi sont prévus pour toutes les commandes au Canada afin que vous sachiez exactement où votre commande se trouve en tout temps. Nous effectuons des livraisons rapides : les commandes sont emballées et livrées habituellement dans les 24 heures (1-2 jours ouvrables). Actuellement, nous n’effectuons pas de livraisons à l’extérieur de l’Amérique du Nord. Pour consulter notre politique de retour, cliquez ici.
Livraison gratuite au Canada sur les commandes de plus de 60$.
Livraison gratuite aux États-Unis sur les commandes de plus de 80$
|Canada||Délai de livraison prévu|
|Ontario||1-3 jours ouvrables|
|Quebec||1-3 jours ouvrables|
|Nova Scotia||3-5 jours ouvrables|
|New Brunswick||3-5 jours ouvrables|
|Prince Edward Island||3-5 jours ouvrables|
|Newfoundland||3-5 jours ouvrables|
|British Columbia||5-8 jours ouvrables|
|Saskatchewan||5-8 jours ouvrables|
|Manitoba||5-8 jours ouvrables|
|Alberta||5-8 jours ouvrables|
|Yukon||6-8 jours ouvrables|
|North West Territories||6-8 jours ouvrables|
|États-Unis||5-9 jours ouvrables|