LOGIN | CREATE AN ACCOUNT  
Contact Us | My Account | Order Tracking | My Favorites | View Cart/Checkout
Free Standard Shipping with $125 minimum purchase*
 
Cheese Meats & Seafood Oil & Vinegar Chocolate & Desserts Fruits & Veggies Coffee & Beverages Breads & Snacks Beans, Pasta & Grains Sauces & Condiments Spices & Sweeteners Organic & Dietary Prepared Meals Regional Cuisine Gift Boxes & Baskets Monthly Clubs Gift Cards
Call 1.877.igourmet [446.8763]
Skip Navigation Links.
Best Sellers
What's Hot
What's New
On Sale Now
Shop By Brand

Beans, Pastas & Grains
Bread & Snacks
Cheese
Chocolates & Desserts
Coffee & Beverages
For The Chef
Fruits & Vegetables
Gourmet Assortments
Home & Bath
Meats & Seafood
Oil & Vinegar
Organic & Dietary
Prepared Meals
Sauces & Condiments
Spices & Sweeteners

Gift Boxes & Baskets
Ship to Europe
Custom Baskets
Cheese Gifts
Wine Gifts
Monthly Clubs
Gift Cards
Corporate Gifts
Wholesale
follow igourmet on facebook follow igourmet on twitter follow igourmet on Pinterest
News & Exclusive Sales
 

About igourmet.com
Shipping Information
Privacy Policy
Cancellations/Returns
FAQs
Fork and the Cork
Events and Tastings
Contact Us
Product List
Ambassador
Order Status
Catalog Request
Recipe Forum
Encyclopedia of Cheese
Press Room
Awards
Gourmet Links
Aged Cheese
Almond Oil
Anchovies
Arborio Rice
Artisan Cheese
Asiago Cheese
Avocado Oil
Bacon
Baking Chocolate
Balsamic Vinegar
Barbecue Sauce
Barbeque Sauce
Bloody Mary Mix
Bleu Cheese
Blue Cheese
Brie Cheese
British Cheese
Burrata Cheese
Butter
Cabot Cheese
California Cheese
Camembert
Caramels
Caviar
Cerignola Olives
Cheddar Cheese
Cheese
Cheese Accompaniments
Cheese Assortments
Cheese Boards
Cheese Encyclopedia
Cheese Fondue
Cheese Knife
Cheese Slicer
Cheesecake
Chevre
Chocolate Fondue
Chocolate Gifts
Chocolate Truffles
Chorizo
Christmas Pudding
Chutney
Clotted Cream
Costa Rica Coffee
Crab Cakes
Creme Fraiche
Cured Meat
Dark Chocolate
Dried Mushrooms
Douwe Egberts
Dulce de Leche
Dutch Cheese
Edam
English Cheese
Epoisses
Escargot
Espresso Coffee
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fair Trade Coffee
Farmers Cheese
Farro
Feta Cheese
Flavored Coffee
Fleur de Sel
Foie Gras
Fontina
French Butter
French Cheese
French Olive Oil
Game Meat
German Cheese
Gjetost Cheese
Gnocchi
Goat Butter
Goat Cheese
Gorgonzola
Gouda Cheese
Gourmet Chocolate
Gourmet Coffee
Gourmet Food
Gourmet Rice
Gourmet Gift Baskets
Grana Padano
Grapeseed Oil
Grass Fed Beef
Greek Cheese
Greek Olive Oil
Ground Coffee
Gruyere Cheese
Guanciale
Halloumi Cheese
Ham
Harissa
Havarti Cheese
Hazelnut Oil
Herbal Tea
Herring
Honey
Hot Cocoa Mix
Hot Sauce
Imported Cheese
Irish Cheese
Italian Cheese
Italian Coffee
Italian Meats
Italian Olive Oil
Italian Pasta
Jamaican Coffee
Jarlsberg Cheese
Jerky
Jolokia Hot Sauce
Kashkaval
Kenya Coffee
Kobe Beef
Kona Coffee
Kosher Cheese
Kosher Food
Lavender Honey
Lavender Soap
Limburger Cheese
Lobster Meals
Manchego Cheese
Maple Syrup
Marzipan
Mascarpone
Matcha Tea
Maytag Blue Cheese
Meats
Mozzarella Cheese
Mustard
Olive Oil
Olive Oil Soap
Olives
Organic Beef
Organic Cheese
Organic Coffee
Organic Dried Fruit
Organic Food
Organic Meat
Organic Nuts
Organic Tea
Panettone
Parmesan
Parmigiano Reggiano
Pasta Sauce
Pate
Pecorino
Pine Nuts
Prosciutto
Provolone
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Quinoa
Raclette
Ricotta
Risotto
Roquefort Cheese
Salami
Salsa
Sardines
Sausage
Scorpion Hot Sauce
Sea Salt
Serrano Ham
Sesame Seed Oil
Sharp Cheese
Sherry Vinegar
Shortbread
Smoked Cheese
Smoked Fish
Smoked Ham
Smoked Salmon
Sopressata
Spanish Cheese
Spanish Olive Oil
Steak
Steak Sauce
Stilton
Stinky Cheese
Swiss Cheese
Tazo Tea
Tomato Jam
Truffle Oil
Truffles
Tuna
Tupelo Honey
Turkey
Unique Gift Baskets
Vermont Cheese
Walnut Oil
Washed Rind Cheese
Whole Bean Coffee
Wine and Cheese
Wisconsin Cheese
American Food
Argentinian Food
Australian Food
British Food
Canadian Food
Dutch Food
English Food
French Food
German Food
Greek Food
Irish Food
Israeli Food
Italian Food
Mexican Food
Middle Eastern Food
Portuguese Food
Polish Food
Scottish Food
Spanish Food
Swedish Food

BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site - igourmet.com Reviews at Bizrate

 
FEATURED ITEM

+ Click Photo to Enlarge










    
Throughout the world of tea, Sylvakandy Estate has been associated with exceptionally crafted teas for decades. Over the years we have sampled many grades of tea from this estate but felt their OP grade offering was the best example of the high quality they offer. Sample a pot for yourself and you will discover a wonderfully rich cup with lush floral notes, a medium thick liquor, and a bright golden cup.

Sylvakandy is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka in what is known as the Matale District. The location was chosen for its high elevation (the estate's gardens range from 550 to 1220 meters above sea level), and it's heavy and consistent rainfall (over 110 inches per annum thanks to both the Southwest and Northwest monsoons). Incidentally, the factory at Sylvakandy sits at 805 meters above sea level at the estate's approximate halfway vertical point. The estate is split into four divisions with a little over 520 hectares under tea and 566 employees. Commencing in 1965, a replanting was undertaken with higher yielding clonal varieties and to date nearly 45% of the estate has been switched over. Replanting is evidently no small task!

Like most Sri Lankan tea estates, ownership of Sylvakandy has changed hands a number of times since it was first planted. The first superintendent of the estate was a British planter and avid hunter named Mr. Fraser who served until the first World War. Some of his hunting trophies still adorn Sylvakandy's main bungalow to this day. The last British superintendent was a Mr. Lacey who ran the estate from 1951 to 1959. An eccentric Brit, Mr. Lacey was also a concert pianist. At night his music could be heard drifting over the tea fields. In 1959 the estate was purchased by a private company and run as such until 1974 when all Sri Lankan estates were nationalized and appropriated by the Janatha National Estate Development Board. In 1977 it was handed over to the Sri Lankan State Plantations Co-operation and then re-privatized in 1993.

Sylvakandy Orange Pekoe is an excellent self-drinking tea. Like most single estate, non-blended teas it is best enjoyed hot with a dash of milk to help open and expand its flavor profile. World class teas like Sylvakandy hold as many nuances and subtleties as fine wines and should be savored with an open mind and clean palate. Brew a pot today and enjoy!

Size: 4 ounces Item: 7534
$5.99

 
Quantity:






Top

If You Like This Item, You May Also Like:        



Customers Purchasing This Item Also Bought:        

Copyright 1997 - 2014 igourmet.com. All Rights Reserved.