Commercial tea cultivation in Sri Lanka started in 1867. A few years later, a large-scale leaf virus broke out and ruined the existing coffee plantations and tea was adopted as a replacement  and laid the foundation for a major industry.

Ceylon tea has many health benefits. It can increase blood circulation and can help decrease the risk of heart disease. It can also restrict the formation of plaque therefore reducing cavities in your teeth. We have all heard how antioxidants are good for your health. Ceylon tea is rich in antioxidants and consuming tea has a positive effect on the body.

Theaflavins and Thearubigins are powerful antioxidants which are present in Ceylon black tea and help fight the free radicals in the body that can cause cancer. It is also known to keep flu at bay and helps increase the effectiveness of the immune system.

Ceylon white tea has similar advantages but in addition has anti-inflammatory properties, helping reduce the risk of arthritis. It is also a popular drink for people wanting to lose weight, as it assists with burning fat – a positive benefit when you are on a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

Look at our range of Ceylon Teas and enjoy the convenience of being able to buy tea online in Australia from J & U, knowing you are playing an important part in less fortunate livelihoods.