Organic Ceylon Green Tea

Notes of peach, sweet grass, and a clean mineral finish

fair trade certified certified organic
Organic Ceylon Green 2023
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Organic Ceylon Green Tea


Our newest delivery of higher grade Fair Trade Certified organic green tea from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is once again from the Idulgashinna Estate and represents superior quality and taste. As compared to last year’s lot, these dark green leaves are more tightly-twisted and thinner in appearance, and deliver a medium-bodied and smooth, round brew. The clear and bright dandelion-colored liquor features a nose of honeyed stone fruit, and flavor notes of peach and sweet grass with little astringency and a clean mineral finish.

Manufactured in the Uva region in eastern Sri Lanka (east of the other popular regions such as Nuwara Eliya and Dimbulla), this organic green tea is biodynamically farmed on one of the well known Staasen group of plantations, about 3300-6500 feet in elevation.

Ingredients: organic and Fair Trade Certified Sri Lankan green tea

Origin: Idulgashinna Estate, Uva, Sri Lanka


Uva is a province landlocked in southern Sri Lanka, and is one of the most remote parts of the country due to its difficulty of access. The climate here imparts distinct tasting notes on the high-grown tea - the region is exposed to winds from the southeast and northwest, bringing gusts of dry air to the area. Because of how arduous it is to get to Uva, tea production here relatively limited. Located near Halbummulla, the Idulgashinna Estate is celebrated as both the world’s first-ever internationally certified organic tea garden in 1987 and the first garden in Sri Lanka to produce green tea.

Steeping Instructions


At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend green and white teas to be steeped for 2 to 3 minutes in water heated to not-quite-boiling, just as bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pan (approximately 170 to 180 degrees F). For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible. Try not to steep your tea longer than necessary, as you’ll extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves. If you want a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Lea

    "Very pleasing taste, it's delicate with a light buttery note that reminded me of eating artichokes as a child."

  • Sarah

    "Mmm, this is a really nice lightly delicious tea. It reminds me of white asparagus with butter and I was surprised by the floral taste at the end."

Health Benefits


Like all true tea, green tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidant that help your body maintain homeostasis and balance your stress levels.

Green tea specifically is known for its array of health benefits, which have been supported by a growing number of studies. Green tea research has demonstrated that it may be an effective anticancer agent for breast cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer and prostate cancer, among others. Studies have shown a link between green tea and weight loss, and the ability to modulate energy metabolism, aid in body fat regulation, and possibly promote preferential loss in abdominal fat. Research has also shown that green tea may increase performance for short term memory tasks, as well as being increasing potency of antibiotics. Other peer-reviewed studies link green tea to healthy skin, help with lowering cholesterol, and regulating diabetes. It’s important to keep in mind that many of these studies monitor subjects who drink several cups of green tea per day.

For more information about the health benefits of green tea, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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  • 3
    Nice kicky stuff

    Posted by Tom Cloney on 1st Mar 2023

    This is good, ecomonical tea with its own special flavor. I find it somewhat tart (calling it "astringent" would give the wrong impression, and "citrusy" might be a bit over-the-top). Tea preferences are very personal things. As you can see frem some of the reviews, one person's meh is another's favorite. If this teas is the answer to your prayer, congratulations! You can visit heaven on a budget! I like this tea. Take a little precious sencha or gyokuro, and add Ceylon to "extend" it with a new flavor. You can do this; the Tea Police won't come to take you away! If you currently lack such luxuries, then Ceylon is a good place to start building. Tea will make you smart. Then your dream comes true, and you can buy more tea! A "virtuous circle". Arbor is like the Rolling Stones of organic tea: on a bad day, they are merely great. So, fear not. Explore!

  • 4
    A great everyday green tea

    Posted by Jeremy W on 21st Feb 2023

    My first impressions of this tea are notes of peach followed by grassiness and a mild tartness. This tea is earthy to me and has a low astringency with a smooth finish. A small touch of honey does a nice job pairing with the profile of this tea.

  • 5
    The BEST green tea

    Posted by Susu on 1st Nov 2018

    I’m a definitely a green tea fanatic ; I’ve been drinking it for years now and have tasted many. This one is by far the best. When I ran out and they were out of stock I went back to the one I used to drink that is also organize and there’s no comparison . I also suffer from migraines and other green tea tend to trigger it but not this one! Yayyy!! Just restocked a bunch in bulk. Hope they always have this. I also bought a bunch of items from arbor that I’m very pleased with : their water automatic water heart pot , cups both in glass and the portable one in blue, their teaspoon and a few other stuff. Really love this company!

  • 5
    ceylon green

    Posted by James Wright on 4th Sep 2018

    This has been my morning tea for months for a reason - smoothness and a great 2nd steeping. I have also been drinking Sencha and Korean Woojeon lately but for the money for a daily tea, Organic Ceylon is hard to beat. Now just need to find a smooth Indian or Ceylon black....

  • 4
    Very Good

    Posted by Jeff on 21st Jul 2018

    At first I wasn't too sure if I liked this tea, but after a few days of drinking it grew on me. I find it quite satisfying now, and find that the second and third steeping are as good as the first.

  • 4
    Very enjoyable

    Posted by Carlton Purvis on 27th Feb 2018

    Upon tasting I found the summary description of this tea spot on w/ exception of peach flavor, which I missed. For me, this is a straightforward green tea w/ a light, buttery background & no flaws. The flavor outweighs the color, which is very light. I do recommend steeping for no more than 90 seconds to avoid extracting any bitterness, & the tea can be stepped again for a nice second cup. Will be reordering this one.

  • 3

    Posted by shri on 9th Jan 2018

    the third sample i've tried and the best so's floral-like and i would say reminiscent of jasmine. nice tea

  • 4

    Posted by Kara on 12th Apr 2017

    I think I liked this green tea better than its Nepali green cousin. It definitely has an apricot-ty quality to it. While the tea is good it didn't "wow" me like some of the other green teas in my order than I sampled.

  • 3
    Ok, but not really my bag

    Posted by McKinley L. on 7th Feb 2017

    The tea definitely has the "puckery" quality identified in the description, which is kind of cool. But beyond that, it doesn't do much for me. It's not bad, nor is it bland per se, but rather just sort of unremarkable. It's not really smokey or grassy or buttery like many Chinese greens that I've tried, nor is it too Darjeeling-like or rich in the same way that other Indian greens I've had. Other than the pleasant pucker, it's got some mild fruitiness and a light shade of the straw-like notes that I've picked up from some Chinese sencha-style teas that I've had. I found that a first steep of much longer than 60 - 90 seconds produced too much astringency for me. So I aimed for 45 - 60 seconds for the first cup. The second cup was more forgiving, though, and would be fine if left steeping for a couple of minutes.

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