Classic BOP - Large Black Grainy Tea from Labookellie Plantation
Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) is a black tea comprising smaller leaves and broken segments with an abundance of tips. A common misconception is that whole leaf teas are better than broken leaf teas. As with whole leaf teas, it depends on when the tea is plucked and how many buds or tips there are in the tea. Other factors such as the geography and climate of the tea growing area will also affect the quality. Due to the increased surface area, a broken leaf tea will generally produce a darker more intense brew. Broken leaf teas will also brew quicker than whole leaf tea. The colour of the brewed tea and the texture of the tea leaves can be seen in the circular section on the canister.
The freshness of the Labookellie Classic BOP is always maintained with the airtight tea canister.
- Rinse the tea pot with warm water.
- Add one teaspoon of tea per person.
- Pour pure boiled water over tea. Temperature 95 – 100 C.
- Allow tea to brew for two minutes.
- Pour the brew to cups using a strainer.
Labookellie Tea is handpicked from our own tea estate and produced carefully to the highest standards, maintaining the quality of Ceylon Tea. Labookellie Tea estate is one of the oldest and largest tea estates in Sri Lanka, that has produced the finest Ceylon Tea for centuries that is tasted and celebrated across the globe.
Labookellie Tea Estate is located in the Nuwara Eliya District with a salubrious climate and falling within the Dimbula growing region; it also could be considered as the most renowned name in Ceylon for Tea.
Between hill capital Kandy, the city that houses the “Sacred Holy Relic of Lord Buddha” and Nuwara Eliya, the city that coined the name Little England for its soothing atmosphere lies the Labookelie Tea Centre, 1500 m above the level where finest Ceylon Tea is celebrated. Labookellie Tea Centre is one of the iconic tourist destinations in Sri Lanka.