Impra Black Tea

Impra 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.’

Gold Ceylon Loose Tea in Presentation Tin (Impra), 250Gr (8.81oz)

Gold Ceylon Loose Tea in Presentation Tin (Impra), 250Gr (8.81oz)

$9.99

Premium black Sri Lankan tea from Impra. Packed loose in presentation tin...

High Grown Nuwara, Metal Caddy (Impra) 250g

High Grown Nuwara, Metal Caddy (Impra) 250g

$9.99

From the master tea blenders at Impra Tea, high elevation grown tea for a unique, deep and flavorful profile. Comes loose in a presentation metal tin...

Imperial English Ceylon Black Tea (Impra) 400g

Imperial English Ceylon Black Tea (Impra) 400g

$13.99

From Impra Tea, super premium English Black tea  blend for your enjoyment. Comes loose in a presentation metal tin...

Mid Range, Kandy, Orange Pekoe, Metal Caddy, (Impra) 250gr

Mid Range, Kandy, Orange Pekoe, Metal Caddy, (Impra) 250gr

$9.99

The beautiful picturesque hill country of Kandy is said to be the region where tea-growing began. The climate of the Kandy region is perfect for produ..

Royal Elixir Knight Tea (Impra) 2g, 100ct

Royal Elixir Knight Tea (Impra) 2g, 100ct

$7.99

The knights of old are said to have relaxed in the evenings sipping an ancient herbal brew while listening to tales of valour and bravery. Today you t..

Royal Elixir Knight, Metal Caddy (Impra) 250g

Royal Elixir Knight, Metal Caddy (Impra) 250g

$9.99

The knights of old are said to have relaxed in the evenings sipping an ancient herbal brew while listening to tales of valour and bravery. Today you t..

Royal Elixir Tea (Impra) 2g, 100ct

Royal Elixir Tea (Impra) 2g, 100ct

$7.99

You are going to love its exquisite taste. It has a very light, perfectly balanced flavor...

Royal Elixir Tea, Metal Caddy (Impra) 250g

Royal Elixir Tea, Metal Caddy (Impra) 250g

$9.99

You are going to love its exquisite taste. It has a very light, perfectly balanced flavor...

Special Earl Grey Tea (Impra) 2g, 100ct

Special Earl Grey Tea (Impra) 2g, 100ct

$7.99

Impra`s Earl Grey Tea is a fine black tea expertly blended with the citrus fruit flavour of bergamot to deliver an uplifting tea with a unique floral ..

Special Tea (Impra) 2g, 100ct

Special Tea (Impra) 2g, 100ct

$7.99

100% Pure Celon Tea. Impra Pure Ceylon Special Tea comes from the best high grown teas and selected plantations of Sri Lanka to produce a cup with str..

Special Tea, Metal Caddy (Impra) 250g

Special Tea, Metal Caddy (Impra) 250g

$9.99

100% Pure Celon Tea. Impra Pure Ceylon Special Tea comes from the best high grown teas and selected plantations of Sri Lanka to produce a cup with str..

Strong Tea (Impra) 1.8g, 110ct

Strong Tea (Impra) 1.8g, 110ct

$7.99

A strong blend of premium Sri Lankan tea from the master blenders at Impra Tea. Packaged in single-serve tea bags...

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