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All Q Leaf Teas are Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade This mildly astringent blend boasts a complex, earthy finish and brews to a rich, dark briskness with an earthy, deep coppery finish. Q Leaf English Breakfast blend contains some of the finest black whole-leaf tea available and makes a divine way to start the day. Traditionally a fortifying blend of different teas, English Breakfast was originally designed to complement fairly rich breakfasts. It is blended to stand up to the addition of milk and sugar, if desired. Q Leaf English Breakfast Tea is Certified Fair Trade and Certified Organic, grown on Venture Tea Estate which also utilizes bio-dynamic practices. Located in the verdant Nuwara Eliya District, Venture is a pioneer among Sri Lanka’s organically farmed tea estates. Planted on steep terrain, the tea plants thrive and flourish under the vital cool misting and cloud cover of the warm days, resting through relatively cool nights. Venture Tea Garden achieves a biodynamic and sociodynamic agenda, this beautiful garden is known for having a magnificent ‘cupping room.’ One plant species Camilla sinensis provides its leaves for all the teas in the world. To produce theses more than 3,000 tea varieties­- the green teas, white teas, black teas, Darjeelings, Orange pekoes, Oolongs, and more, from the carefully dried leaves of Camilla sinensis depends mainly upon 3 important factors: the region of cultivation; the maturity (stage of development) of the leaves at the time of the harvest; and the oxidation of the leaves (intentional exposure of the leaves to the effects of ambient air) prior to drying. Tea is Tasty, Tea is a Healthful. Camellia sinensis contains powerful antioxidant catechins which are in all teas (but not in coffee.) The large amounts of catechins and other antioxidants in tea kill germs and bacteria, providing anti-aging effects. The antioxidant polyphenols in tea assist in the digestion of fatty foods by increasing the flow of digestive juices. Polyphenols also increase the production of white blood cells, providing the body with a boost to the immune system. Antioxidants protect the skin from the ‘dark side’ of too much sun: skin damage and skin cancer.Flavinoids in tea lower LDL cholesterol levels. One study revealed reductions in esophageal and stomach cancer among tea drinkers.Tea contains natural fluoride, providing some protection against tooth decay; It is strengthening to bones and may help prevent osteoporosis. Teas’ natural caffeine is known to sharpen concentration. A cup of tea may contains 40-50 mg of caffeine- generally half that of coffee. Tea is very, very low in calories and a great thirst quencher!

Venture Tea Estate - Sri Lanka