Black Tea

Black Tea

High quality black tea from Sri Lanka is more than just a cup of tea; it is a timeless classic. The smooth texture and light astringency of Ceylon tea invokes the feeling of a warm breeze coming from the Bay of Bengal.

Every tea bag that we provide is part of a rich tradition of tea that spans back to the 1800’s. The former British colony of Ceylon was built entirely on coffee. This worked up until the early 1880’s, when the coffee industry within the colony collapsed. Destitute small plantation owners sold off their farms to try to survive, while larger plantation owners scrambled to find a substitute cash crop. Experimentation with indigo and cinchona had failed.

Luckily, up in the hills where the famous plantation districts of Kandy and Dimbula meet, a Scots planter named James Taylor had been experimenting with a new plant on his coffee-estate, Loolecondera: tea. In 1866, prior to the collapse of coffee, he had withered the first leaves, attempting to recreate the process used by tea-planters in Assam, India. By the time the coffee-blight struck, Taylor had planted 20 acres of tea plants and had produced a shipment of 23lb worth of tea that got sold entirely to England. His success had inspired local planters, who soon began visiting Loolecondera to learn how to grow and manufacture tea. Tea had saved Ceylon.

The transition from coffee to tea was a difficult one; more than 120,000 hectares (300,000 acres) of land had to be cleared of coffee-bushes and re-planted in tea. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself praised the herculean effort that the planters had put in to save the plantation economy. The smaller plantations that had gotten purchased during the collapse ended up as a part of the large, prosperous tea estates that we know and love today.

Drink a cup of invigorating history, sourced from what Sir Aurthor Conan Doyle had described as ‘… as true a monument to courage as is the lion at Waterloo.’

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Earl Grey Special Tea New

Earl Grey Special Tea

Impra`s  Earl Grey Tea is a fine black tea expertly blended with the citrus fruit flavour of be..

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Earl Grey Tea New

Earl Grey Tea

Impra`s  Earl Grey Tea is a fine black tea expertly blended with the citrus fruit flavour of be..

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English Afternoon Tea  New

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Impra "Delight" black tea with mango pieces -9%

Impra "Delight" black tea with mango pieces

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$3.09 $2.80 Ex Tax: $2.80

Impra "Exotica" black tea with masala chai pieces -6%

Impra "Exotica" black tea with masala chai pieces

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$3.59 $3.39 Ex Tax: $3.39

Impra Black Currant Black Tea -6% 2-3 Days

Impra Black Currant Black Tea

Finest quality Ceylon black tea leaves superbly blended with taste of fresh-picked currants. Smooth,..

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Impra Black Currant Black Tea

Finest quality Ceylon black tea leaves superbly blended with taste of fresh-picked currants. Smooth,..

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Impra Black Gift Pack 8 flavors 2-3 Days

Impra Black Gift Pack 8 flavors

Impra Black Tea Gift Pack is a selection 8 different flavored black teas. Enjoy the following flavor..

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Impra Bombay Chai Black Tea -8%

Impra Bombay Chai Black Tea

Rich and exotic, Bombay Chai is a sensational twist on India's traditional drink. Cinnamon chips, gi..

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Impra Earl Grey Black Tea

Earl Grey black tea is a blend that is composed of a distinct citrus aroma and flavor that come from..

$2.99 Ex Tax: $2.99

Impra Earl Grey Ceylon Tea

Just like cookie dough goes with vanilla ice cream, peanut butter goes with chocolate, and lime goes..

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Selected light liquoring Low Grown semi leaf teas blended and flavored with bergamot oil. Infused wi..

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Impra English Breakfast Tea was originally blended to complement the traditional, hearty English bre..

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Tea Impra GOLD is an exclusive, leaf tea with an intense and noble taste.It is a high-quality tea co..

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Nuwara Eliya produces tea with a unique flavor.  Nuwara Eliya is an oval shaped mountain valley..

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