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A life of selfless service. R.I.P your Majesty.
The still waters of the Maskeliya Valley run deep. This is the spiritual home of PMD.
Lumbini Boss Chaminda Jayawardene will be joining us on the PMD Tea Buyers Club.
DM or drop your questions in the comments below. We will be 🔥GIVING AWAY 🔥250g of Lumbini estates Sinharaja wiry tips to the winner of the best question.
111 years to the day of the foundation stone being laid for the Brunswick Factory.
Hit the BLOG to see how our roots take life on Brunswick Estate.
On the hunt for Green Tea
Green Tea is one of 4 types of Tea. (White, Oolong & Black being the others)
The difference between black and green tea, is that Black tea has been oxidised.
There are five stages in the tea's journey from the bush to your cup. They are Withering, Rolling, Oxidisation, Drying and Shifting.
The point of withering is to extract part of the moisture from the freshly plucked leaf under controlled humidity conditions using a mixture of hot and ambient air.
HIT the link in BIO to read more about Withering.
From Tea Plantation to Tea Pot.
Tea Training for the team at Harrods.
In years gone by, Zip lines were a common site on tea estates. The same type of line that, in the UK, is attractive to thrill seekers! They were used to transport leaf from the field to the factory. As motor vehicles became more prevalent, zip lines fell out of favour and trucks were used to transport the leaf.
Hit the blog in the BIO to see how one estate has revived something of old, whilst bringing down their CO2 footprint.
A Teaspoon of HEALTHY soil contains more living organisms than there are humans on earth and around 10,000 species.
University of Tea students learn the importance of healthy soil on day one of our University of Tea program and get a hands on experience of why healthy soil is important and how we maintain healthy soil in creating great tea.
Picture 1 from Portree on the Isle of Skye. Picture 2 from Maskeliya.
If you visited both Scotland & Sri Lanka, it’s easy to see why so many Scots came to the island to Plant Tea. The landscape and scenery of the highlands and the upcountry share a lot of similarities.
The one benefit in Sri Lanka is that the weather usually sits at about 22c year round.
Make the swap to loose leaf tea, and help save the planet one cup of Tea at a time.
“It’s HOT” - Everyone right now in the U.K.
Yet everyday women and men around the world are working in temperatures similar to this. To bring you, your cup of Tea.
The cost of a cup of tea at retail in the U.K. is less than 4p! Think about that next time you complain about the temperature and put the kettle on. We all have a responsibility to make better choices in the products we consume.
The perfect afternoon tea exists and it grows on Inverness Estate on the Nuwareliya plateau.
That classic high grown Ceylon Orange Pekoe flavour is found in this tea. Have it with scones, clotted cream and jam.
Hand picked, hand rolled from the tea gardens of Ilam in Nepal.
A rounded cup with a floral bouquet this Himalayan Tea makes a perfect Afternoon Tea.
Fresh stock landed from New Vithanakande.
Award winning Flowery Fanning Extra Special now back on the web shop. Find it at www.PMDTea.com
It doesn’t come any fresher
We taste the bad teas so you don’t have to. Find the freshest and finest teas from Sunny Sri Lanka and beyond at www.PMDTea.com
After travelling to the Himalayas we couldn’t come back empty handed.
@pmd_silva met with Nepali tea speciality tea grows to learn about what the country’s premier Tea growing district of Ilam has to offer.
An excellent climate, high altitude and excellent plucking standards are producing some wonderful flavours.
We bought back a hand rolled tea littered with tip and an nutty roasted oolong for you to enjoy.
Big thank you to @sandakphutearoom for having us down and sharing their excellent teas with us.
Our spiritual home of Maskeliya during the monsoon.
Gone are the blue skies and dry weather. In is the gloomy cold, wet weather.
During the months of May to late July the western slopes of Sri Lanka are soaked with the south western monsoon.
The heavy showers means that tea grows very fast and the estates and pluckers will be making multiple plucking rounds on the slopes to take in the crop.
We avoid teas that are produced at this time of year, the heavy rain whilst giving a lot of crop doesn’t produce quality teas as the bushes are not under stress.
A reminder that the quality of tea varies across the year and that when tasting seasonal single estates teas you must always expect to have a variance.
Nepal Chai Diary the final walk into Base Camp. Extremely cold night but after a pot of tea this morning that has thawed us out we are back on the trail.
Everest Base Camp Chai Diary Ep 6. Moving off again after a whole day of rest. Everyone is feeling some form of mountain sickness. We have been completely Tea total, but woke up feeling like we had been in the pub the night before. Lost of water and Tea have got us feeling a lot better and we head to Lobuche. For more views and brews.
From Tea plantation to Tea Pot.
Find the freshest and finest teas at www.PMDTea.com
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Everest Base Camp Chai Diary Ep 5 Disturbed sleep & headaches but good tea and cracking views of Ama Dabalam, Lhotse and Everest this morning.
Everest Base Camp Chai Vlog Ep 4 The Slog to Tingboche.
Fuelling up before a two hours of straight incline walking before we reach our overnight stop of Tingboche.
Giving the word high grown a completely new meaning.
Everest Base Camp Tea Diary Episode 3 from the Everest View Hotel.
Sweet, lacking body but you can’t beat the views.
Sri Lanka’s finest teas have sat on our lorry’s and warehouses for the past 70 years.
Find the freshest & finest pure unblended single origin teas with worldwide shipping at www.PMDTea.com
Episode 2 of the Nepal Tea Diary. After a 600M elevation gain we sit back and enjoy a pot in Namchee Bazaar.
Lumbini Estate in Deniyaya is a family run tea estate. Bordering the Sinharaja forest it makes its award winning Sinharaja Wiry Tips.
A black tea littered with tip that is bursting with flavour. Find this award winning tea at www.PMDTea.com
Episode 1 of the Everest Base Camp Tea diary.
Masala Chai or Chiya as the Napali’s call it was what kept us warm whilst in the Himalayas.
Sit back and see how we rate the various Chai’s as we make our way through the Himalayas to Base Camp.
It’s only Wednesday and we have had a hell of week in Sri Lanka.
Keep Calm and pour a pot of hand-picked Tea the darkest hour is just before the dawn.
Staying warm with a cup of our hand-picked tea in the world’s highest village.
Whether your blazing a trail through the Himalayas or sitting back into your favourite chair with a book. We have a tea for you. Visit www.PMDTea.com to find the freshest and finest Teas.
Throw Back Thursday
University of Tea Students after experiencing the realities of hand-picking Tea. In the hot January sun, at 4800ft above sea level on the slopes of our spiritual home in Maskeliya.
As one student put it “it’s not just a cup of Tea”
Dick Oya has often been overlooked as it’s sits between Bogowantalawa and Maskeliya. However dig a little deeper and this district has quite a bit on offer.
Hit this weeks blog to see what’s brewing in Dick Oya.
Talking lost flavours that our now only found in the forest with Buddhika from Forest Hill.
Tea growing next to coffee that is growing with a pepper vine climbing through the leaves.
Try the unique flavour of @foresthilltea
Searching for the purest taste and flavour of garden fresh tea.
Find them at www.PMDTea.com shipped globally from our spiritual home to yours.
Bridging the Gap between producers and consumers.
We went on a field round like no other with @foresthilltea have a read of our blog “30 foot tea bushes and leeches” to understand how this tea maker crafts his teas.
N2, 2043 have a read of this week blog and see what makes our Silver Tip White Tea so special.
Put the taste of garden fresh tea into your cup.
Pure, unblended, fresh single estate tea.
Keeping it simple from Producer to Consumer.
Find the finest and freshest teas from Sunny Sri Lanka.
From our spiritual home in the Maskeliya Valley for you to enjoy in your home. Hand-picked and ethical sourced find them at www.PMDTea.com
Visiting @lumbiniteavalley Chaminda Jayawardene tells us why the climate and its unique location makes Lumbini Teas so special.
Have a listen and find the finest and freshest Lumbini teas at www.PMDTea.com
Bridging the gap between producers and consumers.
Hit the link in our BIO to learn all about Lumbini Tea Estate and the family and people behind these very special teas.
Give our friends @lumbiniteavalley a follow and see more of this enchanting place and it’s people.