Golden tips & Silver tips are luxury leaf tea that holds a variety of exclusive nutrients which gives them a great value. They are very rare & very limitedly produced in Sri Lanka. Just a few hundreds of kilograms annually.
Tea plants store and cherish all of these precious nutrients during cold weather & all these nutrients are pushed out from the first tea buds that come out from tea plants. These newly risen fresh tea buds contain a greater amount of vitamins, minerals & antioxidants than other regular tea leaves and has a unique and elegant flavor.
These fresh buds are picked up by a team of well-trained tea pluckers who are appointed to handpick the buds gently & carefully without causing bruises or damage to the tender yet gentle buds. Then those cautiously harvested tea buds are well protected whilst the meticulous manual handmade process takes place over a period of one to two months depending on the climatic condition. Direct exposure to sunlight is required to make a few kilograms of excellent Golden tips & Silver tips tea which are very delicate & subtle in flavor.There is a known secret with the hierarchy that the ancient rulers used to gift this tea to the Kings as they believed it has certain aphrodisiac effects. To date this is being gifted for young newly married couples before they start their journey. Hence giving its value as one of the most expensive & luxury teas in the world.
Yahir Kaleel –