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Introducing our unique Ceylon Earl Grey gifting Assortment!

Introducing our unique Ceylon Earl Grey gifting Assortment!

It is with the greatest excitement we announce that Basilur Tea continues on its journey as a leading tea brand when it comes to innovations based on extensive research & development studies, with the launch of the unique Ceylon Earl Grey gifting Assortment. 

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The story of Sri Lanka and Tea

The story of Sri Lanka and Tea

Since the early 1800s, the name “Ceylon” has been synonymous with tea. The history of Ceylon tea runs back to the British rule in Sri Lanka over two hundred years ago. The first recorded tea plant in Sri Lanka is when in 1824 the British brought a tea plant from China and planted it in Peradeniya’s Royal Botanical Garden for non-commercial use. A few years later, more tea crops were brought down from Assam and Calcutta for experimental purposes.  However, the actual birth of tea plantations in Sri Lanka came as the result of the death of the island’s once...

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Introducing the Floral Fantasy Collection

Introducing the Floral Fantasy Collection

If you haven’t noticed already, we are big fans of floral teas. So, this Spring, we thought of combining our love for floral teas with your favourite tea books to bring you a fresh Spring Collection.  This beautiful, luxurious collection of thoughtfully designed teas brings you three unique blends with Ceylon’s finest green tea with a blend of natural ingredients. Let’s explore the three volumes of the Basilur Floral Fantasy collection.  Volume I Don’t let the weather get you down this Spring! This tea is the perfect pick-me-up for springtime. The refreshing blend of green tea, peppermint, hibiscus and rose...

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Resolving the ultimate debate: Milk in tea

Resolving the ultimate debate: Milk in tea

Depending on which part of the world you are from or your personal palette, adding milk to your tea will be a different experience for you. For regular tea drinkers in Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia and Thailand, adding milk to tea is an essential task. It is such a strong part of the tea cultures of these countries that many signature teas from these countries such as India’s Masala Chai or Thai tea, highlight milk. However, some tea purists might disagree with the practice of adding milk to tea. So, we thought of exploring this debate.  History of adding milk...

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