Savour our Ceylon teas!

The Tea Centre ethically sources its Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka. Moreover, this popular black tea loose leaf forms the basis for many of our bestselling teas. You can find it in tasty blends like English Breakfast, Scottish Breakfast, and a number of our black tea fusions.

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The Tea Centre’s Ceylon tea collection

You can rest assured that The Tea Centre’s Ceylon loose leaf teas are ethically sourced from sustainable tea-growing estates in Sri Lanka. We’re proud to source our Ceylon loose leaves from Kelani Valley Plantations, who were named the first ethical tea brand in the entire world! Their community-based and sustainable approach means that every cup of Tea Centre Ceylon tea is contributing to both people and the planet. Find out more about our partnership with Kelani Valley Plantations here.

As you have seen above, we offer a curated collection of premium Ceylon tea and tea blends for you to enjoy. A Ceylon cuppa is the ideal morning wake-up brew or afternoon pick-me-up. There is a perfect Ceylon blend for every taste thanks to the variety of strengths and flavours available in our curated collection. Include a cup of Ceylon in your daily tea ritual and let the world wash away.


Ceylon tea history

Ceylon tea and the history of Sri Lanka go hand-in-hand. “Ceylon” was the colonial name that the British gave Sri Lanka when they wrested the country from the Dutch in 1796. Although the country became Sri Lanka in 1972, the nation continued to refer to their exported tea as Ceylon given the word had enjoyed a 176-year-long association with their tea estates.

While the British brought the first tea bush to Sri Lanka sometime in the early nineteenth century, it wasn’t until 1867 that a Scottish pioneer named James Taylor established the first commercial tea plantation in the Sri Lankan city of Kandy. Today, Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth-largest producer of tea, and the industry contributes around $1.5 billion USD to the Sri Lankan economy every year! Ceylon tea is further renowned for being one of the finest, high-quality loose leaves available in the world. Experience it for yourself by purchasing a bag of The Tea Centre’s Ceylon tea today.


What are the health benefits of Ceylon tea?

There are many benefits to drinking tea made from Ceylon leaves beyond the brisk and embolden flavour profile. Ceylon tea leaves are antioxidant-rich and contain high levels of flavonoids. These properties help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancers in tea drinkers. This perfect, mid-strength brew is an essential staple for your tea selection at home.

Characterised by its medium strength and delicate, smooth and slightly fruity flavour, Ceylon teas are a staple in most pantries across Australia. Ceylon loose leaves lend themselves well to additional flavourings like milk and honey. Consider pouring a cup of Ceylon loose leaf or tea blend the next time you want to relax and unwind.

Making a mug of tea is also a great gesture of hospitality and a wonderful way to welcome someone into your home. Spend time together with those you love with a mug of Ceylon tea in hand, in order to make them feel truly welcomed.


How to brew a Ceylon tea

To brew a perfect cup of loose leaf Ceylon you need to do the following.

  • Use one teaspoon or two grams of breakfast tea per 200ml of water.
  • Pour in water at 95°C.
  • Steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on how strong you want the brew to be.
  • Add a splash of milk or dash of honey if you would prefer your breakfast tea to be extra sweet. Otherwise, enjoy!

    Buy Ceylon tea online or in-store at one of The Tea Centre's stores

    Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to ensure your tea drinking experience is luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice that our Ceylon loose leaves are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with a variety of flavour profiles available in different teas across our range. All part of our plan is to provide you with the finest tea possible.

    Making a pot or a cup of Ceylon tea with loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with a variety of easy-to-use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in biodegradable pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags and herbal tea bags.

    Interested in other teas? Look through our selections of black teas, green teas and herbal teas to find the ones that are right for you.