Ceylon Tea Grades in Sri Lanka – OP, BOP, FBOP,..

tea grades in Sri Lanka DSCF6718_resizeCeylon black tea from Sri Lanka follows the official grading system, from the large, wirely leaves, to small broken pieces. Tea leaves actually follow the same production process and grading takes place at the very end.

Most popular grade are:

OP – Orange Pekoe

PE – Pekoe

BOP – Broken Orange Pekoe

FBOP = Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe

The lowest grade, with the smallest particles is called Dust, typically used in teabags.

To try these teas, check the website of TEAPLUSUS

High-rise in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Lots of new construction taking place in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. Many of these are real high-rise building. Here on the picture the luxury hotel in Colombo, Shangri-La and in the most right corner of the picture, a new high-rise construction.

On the second picture below, the Colombo downtown and several new high-rise building visible in the back of the parking lot.IMG_6318_resize