Ceylon Uva Pettiagalla OP1

(15 customer reviews)


  • Ceylon Uva Pettiagalla, located at Balangoda.
  • This beautifully made Ceylon Uva Pettiagalla tea is a new, higher Orange Pekoe 1 grade.
  • Classic wiry leaf produces a lovely aromatic cup.
  • Smooth in taste, with a lingering, rich complexity.
  • it has a good bronze colour.

Ceylon Uva Pettiagalla OP1: located at Balangoda, in the Uva district, Sri Lankan highlands.

This beautifully made Ceylon Uva Pettiagalla tea is a new, higher, Orange Pekoe 1 grade with a classic wiry leaf. It produces a lovely aromatic cup which has proved extremely popular. The garden is located at an altitude of between 3,000 and 4,000 feet. Smooth in taste, with a lingering, rich complexity it has a good bronze colour. Use one teaspoon per cup and one for the pot with freshly boiling water and infuse for four minutes. Best without milk.

Tea from Grey's Teas

Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.

Sourcing our tea

Ceylon Uva Pettiagalla tea has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.

The benefits of loose leaf tea

This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!

Packing options

There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.

Delivery options

For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.

Storing your tea

Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.

A guide to our tea

At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.

Additional information

Packing Option

125 gram packet, 125 gram tin, 250 gram packet, 250 gram tin

15 reviews for Ceylon Uva Pettiagalla OP1

  1. Carl Erik (verified owner)

    This tea stands out in a positive way!

  2. Rodney Clark (verified owner)

    Service: The recipient got the rea in time and loved it. Many thanks! I’m

  3. Leslie Holmes (verified owner)

    Product: Almost on a par with Vithanakanda
    Service: I have been using Grey’s Teas for five years now. I find both their tea selection and the service excellent and recommend it unreservedly.

  4. Dr David F Morgan

    Product: Tea will be excellent. However the tin of tea being used as part of a wedding present did arrive with a dented case which will somewhat detract from the presentation. A pity.
    Service: Always excellent tea quality.
    Vendor response: I am sorry to hear of the damage to the tin. We do take care to double protect tins when packing but we cannot guarantee that damage will not occasionally occur in transit. We would however be happy to send you a new tin.

    Richard Grey

  5. Rose M J Fulton

    Product: I gave it as a gift so do not yet know the outcome. I have asked for their feedback.
    Service: To date, perhaps I’m making ‘poor’ choices but on the whole I’ve not found the teas I’ve purchased have been on the button. They often feel tired. I’m sorry, but that’s how I feel.
    Vendor response: This Assam is a favourite amongst several of our customers. It is a great malty tea and we have never received comment of flatness or lack of flavour but we are however concerned by your experience. We would be happy to exchange it for an alternative tea. Please ensure that you are using freshly drawn and boiled water; filtered if your water is hard. This can make a significant difference to the taste of your teas.

    Richard Grey

  6. David Bricknell (verified owner)

    Product: A very enjoyable tea
    Service: Well priced, enjoyable tea with good delivery

  7. James Duggan (verified owner)

    Product: Meets my needs for a flavourful, general purpose tea.
    Service: Good choice of teas plus efficient service.

  8. Alexandra Tang (verified owner)

    Product: a lovely tea with bold flavor
    Service: efficient processing of order and delivery

  9. Anonymous

    Smooth with a hint of a nutty aftertaste

  10. Rachel Dickenson (verified owner)

    Service: Greys Teas have a really easy to use website and my tea order arrived really quickly. It was also packed nicely so the tea arrived in good condition.

  11. David Stroud (verified owner)

    Truly wonderful tea. Just had a new delivery and I have to say what a fantastic personal service from Greys Teas . Really impressive and it’s service and communication that encourages loyalty.

  12. Yusof Holmes (verified owner)

    One of my long appreciated favourites

  13. James Duggan (verified owner)

    Product: a full, rounded taste, perfect for afternoon tea.
    Service: Good range of quality teas backed by first rate service.

  14. Simon Parton

    Smooth with a hint of a nutty aftertaste
    A pleasant cup

  15. David Bricknell (verified owner)

    Great tea and great service.

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