Tea in Sri Lanka

Country:Sri Lanka
Favourite tea:Ceylon, ginger tea
Main growing area:in the country's highlands of above 1000 metres
Amount of cultivation:approx. 320,000 tons of which nearly 50% are exported

Tea culture

Tea Sri LankaThe meaning of tea in Sri Lanka is shown by the fact that the tea still holds the country's ancient name (Ceylon). Ceylon is traditionally prepared and is usually not sweetened or modified with milk.

The ordinary rural population can seldom afford this specialty and therefore seldom drink Ceylon tea. For this reason, ginger tea has established in Sri Lanka. Here, a piece of ginger of max. thickness of 1 cm is peeled and brewed in a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. This tea can be flavoured with honey and a little bit lemon.