Resplendent Ceylon's Tea Planter, Bernard Holsinger, Shares His Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Sri Lankan Tea

Perched high in the hills of the breath-taking Ceylon tea region, Resplendent Ceylon has created a luxury escape comprised of five authentic, yet perfectly furnished, tea-planter bungalows. The tea trails themselves take visitors through working tea plantations whilst a guided tour of the Dunklen Tea Factory, guided nature walk and the 'Tea Planter's Picnic Lunch' make up just a selection of the other activities and experiences on offer. Bernard Holsinger is the highly experienced, resident tea-planter who offers his expertise in intimate 'tea-tasting' sessions overlooking the imposing Ceylon hills. Here, he shares with us his top five tips on how to celebrate the ubiquitous commodity.


Introduction by Sophie Whittley.


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1) Brew with care and intent. Drinking tea is a very personal and calming experience and it should be brewed the same. Unhurried.



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2) There are many health benefits to drinking tea as is, however, adding fresh ginger and honey amplifies those benefits and an earthy, comforting flavour.


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3) Take slow sips. This allows you to notice flavours, sensations, any textures around the tongue and appreciate the tea a whole lot better.


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4) Teatime is a special time in Sri Lanka and is best paired with a comforting view. At Ceylon Tea Trails, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to scenic vistas.


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5. Tea paired with cuisine in yet another way to appreciate it. The tea-infused dinner at Ceylon Tea Trails is a signature culinary experience.


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All images courtesy of Resplendent Ceylon.


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