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Ceylon Uva Highland Loose Tea

Murchie's Ceylon Uva Highland Tea: Grown in the Uva Highland region, this traditional Pekoe tea yields a strong amber brew with full flavour and distinct aroma.

Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Also available in tea bags.

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Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Ceylon Uva Highland - Loose 2oz/56g
Ceylon Uva Highland - Loose 4oz/113g
Ceylon Uva Highland - Loose 8oz/227g
Ceylon Uva Highland - Loose 16oz/454g
Very Strong

Product Description


The teas from the high eastern slopes of the island of Sri Lanka have a distinct, unique flavour caused mainly from the “cachan” wind that blows in July and August.


These special conditions create a black tea with a smooth, pronounced taste and a wonderful aroma. This tea drinks well with milk.


Strength:     Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee (Very Strong)
Brew Temperature:   205 to 212°F, or 96 to 100°C
Brew Time:   3 Minutes
Brew Quantity:   1 tsp to 6-8oz or 2.5g to 180-240ml of water


For more information on brewing and tea strength ratings, please see our BREWING GUIDE or TEA STRENGTH pages

Additional Information

Additional Information

Ingredients Black tea
Type Black
Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Very Strong
Origin Sri Lanka


Customer Reviews (5)

5 starsReview by TerraBella
I like strong, milky tea in the morning and this is absolutely the go-to tea for someone like me. I make it very strong and add whole milk. This tea has enough flavor to stand up well to the butterfat in milk; but even after brewing it for 8 minutes does not become too rough or tannic. It is wonderfully comforting in the morning. It also works well for me as iced tea, however, as noted above, I like it strong and do not add any lemon or sugar to it when I make iced tea. It would make a wonderful chai, also. (Posted on 2016-04-09)
5 starsReview by Uncle Tundra
This is one of my three fave teas. I find the UVA to have a perfect aroma and color, almost a bit floral if you don't steep it for too long. It's like Shangrila in the morning but almost makes for a nice mid-day tea, since it's not too strong. (Posted on 2013-06-20)
5 starsReview by Uncle Tundra
This is one of my three fave teas. I find the UVA to have a perfect aroma and color, almost a bit floral if you don't steep it for too long. It's like Shangrila in the morning but almost makes for a nice mid-day tea, since it's not too strong. (Posted on 2013-06-20)
our favouriteReview by Kevin and Lise
We have tried several loose black teas since our "conversion" from tea bags, and we keep coming back to this one for its smooth but distinctive tea flavour. We look forward to having it every evening! (Posted on 2012-11-20)
Wonderful!Review by Betty - Murchie's Team Member
Eleanor describes this as "a hug in a cup", and I must agree! This tea has a beautiful aroma and colour, but what got me hooked is the wonderful flavour. Smooth, clear and strong, Ceylon UVA is an excellent cup of tea! (Posted on 2012-09-16)

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Strength Ratings

Flavour Profile Guide

Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.

Tea Strength Ratings

This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.

Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness


Coffee Ratings

We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.

Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:

Light Roast           More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker
Medium Roast           Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess
Dark Roast           Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal

Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:

Light Body           Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate
Medium Body           Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour
Full Body           Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers

Brewing Guides

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Tea Brewing Guide

Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.

Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.

Brew times shown in minutes.

Coffee Brewing Guide

The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.

Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
      • Fine to medium grind coffee
      • 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water

French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
      • Coarse grind coffee
      • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
      • Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
      • Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!