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A Guide to Blending, Flavouring and Flavouring Agents in Ceylon Teas

A Guide to Blending, Flavouring and Flavouring Agents in Ceylon Teas
A Guide to Blending, Flavouring and Flavouring Agents in Ceylon Teas

Ceylon tea is one of the most popular and widely consumed teas around the world. It's a black tea that originates from Sri Lanka and is known for its rich flavour. But what makes Ceylon teas so unique and flavourful? The answer lies in the blending, flavouring and flavouring agents used in producing these teas. In this blog post, we'll explore how Ceylon teas are blended, flavoured and flavoured agents used to create their signature taste and aroma.

The first step towards creating a great-tasting cup of Ceylon tea is proper blending. This involves selecting the right combination of tea leaves and ensuring that the flavour and aroma of each leaf is balanced. Generally, Ceylon teas are made from two main types of tea leaves: broken-leaf tea (BLT) and whole-leaf tea (WLT). BLTs tend to be stronger in flavour and SMT lends itself to a more subtle taste. Both are blended together to create the unique profile of Ceylon tea.

The next step is flavouring or adding additional flavouring agents such as spices, herbs, or oils to enhance the flavour of the tea. One of the most common flavouring agents used for Ceylon teas is Bergamot oil, which comes from a citrus fruit natively found in Italy. Bergamot oil adds a sweet yet tart note that complements the smoky and woody notes of Ceylon teas. Other common flavouring agents used for Ceylon teas include cinnamon, clove, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg.

Finally, Flavouring Agents are added to give Ceylon tea its unique flavour profile. These agents can either be natural or artificial and are usually used in combination with other ingredients to create a specific flavour profile. Natural flavouring agents include essential oils such as peppermint oil or orange zest while artificial flavouring agents include synthetic flavours like strawberry or banana.

Blending, Flavoring, and Flavoring Agents all work together to create the unique and delicious taste of Ceylon tea. This guide should help you understand how these elements combine to make Ceylon tea so special. Enjoy your perfect cup of Ceylon tea and appreciate the effort that goes into its creation!

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