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Dimbula is a tea district that is 1,800 m (6,000 ft) above sea level and lies south east of Nuwara Eliya and produces large amounts of tea. Dimbula teas have elegant leaves and a flavour that is a clean and bright with a hint of woodiness, but without the bitterness of Uva. Dimbula teas have a coppery red colour, which takes milk well.

Good Dimbula tea estates include:

  • Pettiagalla
  • Torrington


  • Quantity: 1 teaspoon (2½ g) per cup or person
  • Water: 95oC (200oF)
  • Brew time: 4 - 5 minutes

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