The long awaited return of Ceylon Pekoe has come to an end! Hail the bright, brisk cup a premium Ceylon can produce; complete with crisp floral notes that linger in the thick smooth finish. Don’t just take our word for its excellence—this tea has placed high at the North American Tea Championship multiple times.Walter’s Bay Ceylon Pekoe is grown, hand plucked, and processed on the Noori Tea Estate. Named after the first daughter of the factory’s founder, Noori has been operational since 1928. The tea gardens are located in the Kegalle District, in the Sabaragamuwa Region of Sri Lanka. Steady rainfall and fertile soil make this part of Sri Lanka an ideal location for growing tea, which is surrounded by an abundance of flora and fauna, as well as gorgeous waterfalls. The company prides itself on its social sustainable practices including: subsidized housing, free health care and hospitals and clinics, mandatory schooling and daycare centers, and retirement, banking and savings plans for workers and their families. They also demonstrate their commitment to environmentally responsible stewardship throughout the estate with innovations such as: the use of rain water irrigation, trees are planted around the tea bushes so that birds will eat any insects, and grass is planted that omits an odor that pests despise. We’ve established a direct trade with Walter’s Bay meaning there are no middle parties between the grower and ourselves.