Dilmah Single Estate Tea, Lover’s Leap Estate, Pekoe 1, 20-Count Tea Bags

High Grown 5700 feet above sea level. High above the town of Nuwara Eliya, Lover’s Leap is named after the tragic legend of two young lovers who leapt from the top of a picturesque waterfall on the estate. This is an area of outstanding beauty, where the crisp mountain area carries the fragrance of abundant cypress groves, eucalyptus and wild mint. Tasting Notes Light brown-yellow with green nuances. Bright, breezy, effortlessly light and snappy yet with tannins of fortitude. Long lasting in aftertaste. Like Champagne made from cool climate grapes picked just before they get too ripe. An exquisite and alluring tea. ABOUT THE BRAND Some years ago, Americans drank mainly Ceylon Tea, the worlds finest. Today, almost any brand you buy is a multi-origin blend that is a mix of teas from several countries. Dilmah, new to the U.S, is the number one brand of authentic, garden fresh Single Origin Ceylon tea in over 90 countries. Dilmah is Single Origin, 100% Pure Ceylon, entirely grown, handpicked & packaged in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), producer of the world’s finest tea. Single Origin explains why Dilmah is fresher, richer & full of flavor. Discerning tea drinkers will recognize the distinct difference in the very first sip. Dilmah is packed at Source, Garden Fresh. Packaging in Sri Lanka, within days of picking fresh leaf in the tea fields, maximizes freshness, the key to antioxidants in tea. Founder Merrill J. Fernando is the most senior master tea taster today and his face appears on every pack of Dilmah tea, as his personal guarantee of the quality & freshness of Dilmah. Merrill & his two sons Dilmah is the world’s first truly ethical tea. It is the only international brand name owned by tea growers. We pack our tea shelf ready, right where it is grown. Earnings therefore remain in Sri Lanka for the benefit of our workers. Visit www.mjffoundation.org and Dilmah.com to learn more.

Quick facts

  • Pack of two, 20 count tins (total of 40 counts)
  • Special triangular mesh bag allows large leaf teas to be used and to brew better as there is more space inside the bag
  • Single origin tea (not a mix of tea from several origins)
  • Pure Ceylon tea; packed at source in Sri Lanka; garden fresh

Top reviews

Wow, amazing!

Wow, this is amazing tea!!!
Ok, frankly speaking, I gave this a try just because this had a very good price during friday sale. I like every tea but I am not a big tea drinker. I’d rather a heavy coffee drinker… But wait, this is so much good!! I have drunk many black teas but they did not change me to a tea drinker. I usually got tea gifts and I don’t buy it for me. But it’s different this time. I can see the difference!
If you’re a tea lover, you probably will see the difference easily. The taste of this tea is so much amazing! This tea has a very slight color, with a very mild taste. The flowery flavor(this is not flavored tea! The flavor is natural!)is very fresh and delightful. There’s no tough tannin aftertaste that always makes me hesitate to drink black tea. I feel as if I am drinking high quality chinese green tea. This is so fresh taste!
I couldve never tried this tea if there had been no friday sale. Thank you to amazon. I love this tea. I will try Dilmah’s other single estate tea series, too.
TabathaFarley, MO

Excellent Tea

At slightly over ten dollars, I was very impressed by the quality of this tea.
It’s kind of hard to describe the exact taste. It sits somewhere between a green and a black tea (but not like oolong). It is crisp and clean just like green tea, but warmer. It is layered, well composed, like black tea, but lighter.

When I took the pyramid out and first made it, I noticed the absence of any remarkable smell, which is usually an indicator of a good tea. I was a little alarmed. But once I took the first sip, I was captivated by the liveliness of this tea. This is for sure a very elegant tea.

I would suggest try it first without milk or sugar.

LateshaNew Brockton, AL

Not great, by any stretch of the imagination

I’ve tasted and purchased Single Estate Tea when visiting Sri Lanka a few years ago, and I had high expectations for this tea. Unfortunately, it wasn’t even palatable — worse than Lipton!
TandraCoulters, PA