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Nuwara Eliya is located in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) cultivating finest tea in the world Nuwara Eliya, nicknamed the “Little England” of Sri Lanka for its chilly climate and colonial-style bungalows, is situated at an elevation of 1,868 m in the misty hills of central Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya’s European-style environment is a result of the city once being a retreat for colonial planters and high-society. Its location has bestowed Nuwara Eliya with textbook conditions for hillside Ceylon tea plantations! As Nuwara Eliya is unique, so is its tea. Recognized by tea connoisseurs, it has been said that Nuwaraeliya, at 6,240 feet above...

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The origin of Tea was with the Chinese Emperor ShenNung who was boiling water when the leaves from a nearby plant Camellia sinensis plant floated into the pot. The emperor drank the mixture and declared it gave one "vigor of body, contentment of mind, and determination of purpose." Perhaps as a testament to the emperor's assessment, the potion of tea he unwittingly brewed that day, today is second only to water in worldwide consumption!" Until the 1860’s the main crop produced on the island of Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, was coffee. But in 1869, the coffee-rust fungus, Hemileiavastatrix, killed the majority of...

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Sri Lanka the pearl of the Indian Ocean is known for its diverse cultures and scenery. An island of 65,610 sq.km just 4 degrees north of the equator, ascending from sea level to approx. 2,400 meters or 7,800 feet, it has been blessed by nature resulting in a diverse array of climates and scenery. One of the many names by which Sri Lanka was known in the past is "Serendib", from which "serendipity" was coined by Horse Walpole to mean, "the faculty of making happy discoveries by accident. "One of the happy discoveries the pioneer tea planter in the latter...

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Ceylon Cinnamon [ Cinnamon Zeylanicum] a plant indigenous to Sri Lanka is a moderately size bushy evergreen tree. Cinnamon is grown and produced in Sri Lanka has acquired a long-standing reputation in the international market due to its unique, quality, color, flavor, and aroma. The name Ceylon Cinnamon derived from the farmer's name of Ceylon is a very established geographical indication for Cinnamon.  Cinnamon is the most important and valuable spice produced in Sri Lanka. Before the advent of modern food preservation technology Europeans have used Cinnamon with Pepper to preserve meat products. Cinnamon used in bakery products, Asian Foods...

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Green tea has been associated with several health benefits, including green tea weight loss, due to its rich nutritional and antioxidant makeup. Green tea contains caffeine and this healthy beverage is loaded with potent antioxidants called catechins, which is an antioxidant. Research suggests that both of these compounds can speed up metabolism. Catechin can help to break down excess fat especially harmful abdominal fat, while both catechin and caffeine can increase the amount of energy the body uses. Although one cup of green tea may raise your antioxidant levels, most studies have examined the benefits of green tea extract —...

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