The Uva Seasonal Flush of 2016 - Kelliebedde

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Seasonal Flush teas are the result of a fleeting climatic phenomenon where wind, sunshine and the terroir of the land join hands to produce conditions that are conducive for this creation process. This makes Seasonal Flush teas extremely rare and unique. Dry winds that fan the valleys and slopes, supported by chilly nights and bright, dry days with infrequent light afternoon showers, cause flavour in the leaves to become concentrated as the tea plant undergoes stress and prepares for drought. That combination offers the perfect conditioning for tea leaves to produce ‘seasonal character’.

The Uva Seasonal Flush of 2016 - Kelliebedde

Only 60kg of the Uva Seasonal Flush tea has been produced at the Kelliebedde Estate, which is located in Haputale, in the Badulla district of the Uva Province. The estate is on a tea covered plateau at an elevation of 515 meters above mean sea level at the lowest point to 1830m at the highest. The factory in Haputale, laying at an elevation of 1418 meters manufactures the orthodox type of tea. Kelliebedde is one of the finest estates in Uva to develop flavour during the ‘Uva quality’ season as the natural climate imparts an unmistakable quality and flavour to the tea that is grown in the region.

This year’s Uva Seasonal Flush tea underwent stringent quality checking at each stage of the tea-making process at this estate; from when it was handpicked at 8:30 am on 9th August 2016, to when it reached the factory for artisanal manufacture at 1:30 pm on the same day, to when it was tasted for quality at 7:00 am on 10th August 2016.

The Uva Seasonal Flush of 2016 - Kelliebedde

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