Compare Ceylon Organic Tea Prices - and 
Understand True Costs 

Yes compare Ceylon organic tea prices and dig deeper to determine that the seller offers authentic organic tea from Sri Lanka and that she maximizes the profits for the farmers and processors. 

Remember that your results should show the Organic Seal and Ceylon Lion. You know for certain that the farmer captures the tea's peak taste and maximizes his profits by farming and processing locally.  Your Loose Teas' prices are competitive.

The tea drinking market pays a premium for organic Sri Lankan teas grown above 4,000 feet in elevation, called High-Grown Teas. Low-Grown and Mid-Grown teas taste excellent but do not have the distinctive flavors or aromas of High-Grown, and these lower grown teas can be harvested and processed with mechanized systems reducing costs.  

Pure Ceylon tea is both grown and processed in Sri Lanka.

Ceylon Teas USA - Always look for the USDA Organic SealAlways Look For the USDA Organic Seal
Ceylon Teas USA - Always look for the Lion Symbol of Quality.  Grown and processed in Sri LankaThe Lion - Grown and Processed in Sri Lanka

1) Compare Ceylon Organic Tea Prices  - Why Are There Such Large Variations?

Organic farming reveals the actual cost of farming tea in Sri Lanka.

Extremely steep terrain and remote farms require hand weeding, hand fertilizing using composted manure, hand planting and picking of co-mingled species of fruits, herbs and spices. Plant diversity enhances soil organisms, water retention and keeps the soil temperature cool necessary for organism growth. Various farmer planted species above and below the soil compete with malicious species thus protecting the farmer from calamity if she planted mono-crops.  

Ceylon Teas USA - extremely steep slopes require experienced pluckers.Extremely steep slopes require costly experienced pluckers - not for the faint of heart.

Organic tonnage produced is a fraction of total conventionally grown tea. Organic production per acre is higher than conventional farms, and nutrient density (phytonutrients and minerals) exceed that of conventional with synthetic additions. Other cash crops experience the same nutrient and crop density. See Organic Standards 

Conventional farmers though honest and incredibly hard working, sell their product cheaper but ask the public, through taxes, to clean up infections,  river, lake and ocean pollution, and soil erosion, thus obscuring the real cost to the consumer.


2) Compare Ceylon Organic Tea Prices  - Skilled Seasoned Labor

When you compare Ceylon organic tea prices you should thoroughly understand the local Sri Lankan labor markets.

On the tea plant, experts pluck only the bud and the two youngest leaves, for it is only these leaves that have the flavor and aroma. At lower elevations, farmers automate plucking with machines reducing costs dramatically. These machines, though sophisticated, pluck the bud, the young leaf, much coarse foliage and twigs as well. Rough leaf and twigs just add bulk and not flavor to the tea

The steep angle of the land precludes the use of machines to pluck. Not all pluckers can work safely and efficiently at these altitudes and inclines. Skilled harvesters earn premium pay for both skills, speed, and stamina; not an easy living. How steep, like seeing a real Olympic ski slope as opposed to watching on TV.

Ceylon Teas USA -  Two Tender Leaves and a BudPluck Two Tender Leaves and a Bud
Ceylon Teas USA - Early Morning HarvestingUva Highlands - Early Morning Plucking

Tea inspectors weigh plucked tea leaves and remove anything including coarse leaves and twigs. Inspectors also accept and reject organic herbs, spices, and fruit to be blended with the leaves.

Tea masters diligently monitor the cutting and curling of leaves. Fermentation times must continually be adjusted as leaves are non-conforming, organic plants. Green teas ferment the least and black the most.

Blenders are constantly challenged as their attuned senses must adjust to ever changing characteristics of the dhrool and incoming processed fruits, spices and herbs.

Before final packaging, tasters with refined senses of smell, taste and touch accept, reject or modify small samples before final custom packaging.

Fewer young people enter agriculture. Therefore labor shortages and labor costs remain high.


3) Compare Ceylon Organic Tea Prices - Unique Topography and Weather

UVA climate is unique and creates unique tasting tea.

The Cachan winds from the North and East desiccate the plants and concentrate their nutrients similar to that of fruits and vegetables. A very wet season imparts a watery, bland taste to fruits and vegetables whereas a slightly dry season concentrates nutrients, especially sugars. Weather can change in an instant. Morning dew adds daily moisture.


4)  Compare Ceylon Organic Tea Prices - Grading of Physical Tea

Tea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves themselves. The highest grades are "orange pekoe," and the lowest are "fannings" or "dust."  

Chief Grades - When your compare Ceylon organic tea prices, does the seller mention tea grades at all?

OPA- Orange Pekoe A 

OP- Orange Pekoe – Embassy House Teas© Blend  Long, thin, wiry leaves with some tips produce light or pale liquors with a brisk taste.

OP1- Orange Pekoe 1 - The leaves of this grade are shorter and not so wiry as O.P., but the liquors have more color.

BOP1- Broken Orange Pekoe 1 

PEK- Pekoe 

PEK1- Pekoe 1 

FBOP1- Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe 1 

FBOP- Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe – Embassy House Teas© Blend - Broken coarse leaves with tips produce dark liquors and smooth chocolaty taste.

FBOPF1- Finest Broken Orange Pekoe Flowery 1 

FBOPF- Finest Broken Orange Pekoe Flowery 

BOP- Broken Orange Pekoe - This grade is one of the most sought after. It is much smaller than any of the leaf classes and contains tip. The liquors have good color and strength.

BOPF- Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings - This grade also is much sought after, especially in the U.K., and fetches high prices. It is much smaller than B.O.P., and its chief virtues are quick brewing, with right color in the cup.

D1- Dust 1 


Premium Grades (Tippy Teas)

FBOPF Sp- Finest Broken Orange Pekoe Flowery Special 

FBOPF Ex Sp- Finest Broken Orange Pekoe Flowery Extra Special


Crush Tear Curl Grades

BP1- Broken Pekoe 1 

PF1- Pekoe Fannings 1 

PD- Pekoe Dust 

PF- Pekoe Fannings (Secondary CTC grade)


Secondary Grades

BOP1A- Broken Orange Pekoe 1 A 

BMF- Broken mixed Fannings – Fillers to get to lower price points

BP- Broken Pekoe 

D- Dust – Fillers to get to lower price points


Specialty Grades

ST- Silver Tips 

GT- Golden Tips


5) Compare Ceylon Organic Tea Prices - Buying in Bulk

Of course this is cheaper, but the tea must be processed off site, typically not in Sri Lanka. Are facilities in USA Certified Organic?  

When you compare Ceylon organic tea prices, understand that the tea processed locally in Sri Lanka enhances both taste and nutritional benefit while putting more money in the farmers' pockets.


6) Compare Ceylon Organic Tea Prices - Use Less Expensive, Use Less Amounts of 
Organic Herbs, Spices and Fruits

Any supplier can provide any price point when using less highly prized teas like Pekoe and substitute dust or fannings. Similarly, expensive additions like organic cardamon, cinnamon and vanilla can be lessened. Is the tea you are drinking USDA certified organic for farming, processing and blending? YourLooseTeas.com brings directly to you full organic certified ingredients and processing from Sri Lanka.  Yes, by all means, compare Ceylon organic tea prices.


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Comparison of Websites Listing Organic, High Grown, Single Estate,
Sri Lankan (Ceylon) Teas  

Ceylon Teas USA - Always look for the USDA Organic SealAlways Look For the USDA Organic Seal
Ceylon Teas USA - Always look for the Lion Symbol of Quality.  Grown and processed in Sri LankaThe Lion - Grown and Processed in Sri Lanka
UVA - High Grown Teas, YourLooseTeas.com
Dimbula - High Grown Teas
Nuwara Eliya - High Grown Teas
Uda Pussellawa - High Grown Teas

The following list shows, search results for "Ceylon Teas USA" .  We display suppliers in order by:

1) Tea Company Name

2) Is tea processed in Sri Lanka? Lion Symbol of Quality

3) Are added ingredients organic? USDA Organic Button

4) Is processor certified organic? USDA Organic Button

5) Is the estimated price to ship with tracking higher or lower than YourLooseTeas.com


Seller 

Your Loose Teas

Processor Located in Sri Lanka

Organic Herbs, Spices and Fruits 

Processing Facility Certified Organic

Est. Price To Ship 6oz. With Tracking

$23.85


Seller 

Divinitea

 Processor Located in Sri Lanka

Organic Herbs, Spices and Fruits 

Processing Facility Certified Organic

Est. Price To Ship 6oz. With Tracking

$29.45


Seller 

Dobra

Processor Located in Sri Lanka

Organic Herbs, Spices and Fruits 

Processing Facility Certified Organic

Est. Price To Ship 6oz. With Tracking

$37.00


Seller 

Upton 

Processor Located in Sri Lanka

Organic Herbs, Spices and Fruits 

Processing Facility Certified Organic

Est. Price To Ship 6oz. With Tracking

$26.73


Seller 

Full Leaf

Processor Located in Sri Lanka

Organic Herbs, Spices and Fruits 

Processing Facility Certified Organic

Est. Price To Ship 6oz. With Tracking

$35.80


Seller 

Abor

Processor Located in Sri Lanka

Organic Herbs, Spices and Fruits 

Processing Facility Certified Organic

Est. Price To Ship 6oz. With Tracking

$28.98


Seller 

Single Origin

Processor Located in Sri Lanka

Organic Herbs, Spices and Fruits 

Processing Facility Certified Organic

Est. Price To Ship 6oz. With Tracking

$27.38


Seller 

Simpson Vail

Processor Located in Sri Lanka

Organic Herbs, Spices and Fruits 

Processing Facility Certified Organic

Est. Price To Ship 6oz. With Tracking

$30.73


Seller 

Strand

Processor Located in Sri Lanka

Organic Herbs, Spices and Fruits 

Processing Facility Certified Organic

Est. Price To Ship 6oz. With Tracking

$20.80


When looking for "Ceylon Teas USA" why buy from us?

1) Extraordinary refreshing taste

2) High nutrient density for you

3) Real tea growing costs revealed as local environment protected

4) More money in the pockets of Sri Lankan farmers and producers. 

Your Loose Teas believes in consumer free choice, first and foremost.  You must of course be your own and your family's advocate.  We simply ask that you give ample opportunity to understand how your hard earned money can maximize the benefits for others.

Let's Drink Tea!


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