Hugging the rocky prominence of “Lover’s Leap”, deep in the best tea growing region of Sri Lanka, this tea garden produces some of the finest black tea in the world with a full wholesome taste embodying the lusciousness of this “terroire” (region). Tea from Nuwara Eliya is highly acclaimed, called the Champaign of Sri Lankan (Ceylonese) teas. Our Lover’s Leap Orange Pekoe (OP) is as lively as it is astringent, having been harvested in the peak first flush season, February to March. This can be enjoyed milk or sugar, but we recommend drinking this pure to really appreciate all its nuances.
According to legend, long ago a prince who was hunting in the area met a beautiful young lady and fell in love. Upon asking for her hand in marriage their parent’s refused and rather than being separated, they joined hands and jumped into the gushing waters of the waterfall. A shiva temple now graces the waterfall, commemorating this sad story.