BASILUR. We are comparatively small. Therefore, we can offer you a more personalized
and flexible service than others. Only the highest quality packaging materials have
been used to ensure freshness, convenience to consumers and quality of overall products.
Freshness is an important fact in tea quality and in differentiating brands. BASILUR
is packed right where the tea is grown. BASILUR guarantees a fresh cup of tea in
each of their packaging, just few days after the tea is harvested.
At BASILUR tea , we are mostly passionate about quality. From plucking to fermenting,
testing and sorting we have set stringent standards to complete on a par with the
best quality tea from all around the world.
Sri Lanka is one of the largest tea producers in the world, and Ceylon tea can be
found all over the world as a result. Particularly fine highland varieties can also
get quite costly, as they have a rich taste and strong aroma favored by some consumers.
Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon under colonialism, and the name has stuck for the
tea. Tea was first introduced to the country as a crop in 1867, to replace a devastated
coffee crop. Tea producers quickly began to produce tea with a unique flavor and
color, and Ceylon tea began to experience high demand. The majority of Ceylon tea
is grown in the highlands of the country, with lower elevation teas being used as
filler in tea blends.
Six regions of Ceylon produce tea: Galle, Ratnapura, Kandy, Dimbulla, Uva, and Nuwara
Eliya. Ceylon tea is often identified by the region it was grown in, and each area's
tea, tastes distinctly different, with the best harvests coming in February, March,
August, and September. The tea leaves are carefully selected for optimal flavor
and meticulously oxidized to make classic black tea. After oxidation, the tea is
roasted and prepared for sale at packaging facilities.
The Chinese Legend:
Around five thousand years ago, The Chinese Emperor Shen Nung (Divine Healer), was
revered as a great teacher of agriculture and herbal medicine. He took pride in
teaching his people the value of cultivating the land and the wisdom in boiling
water to make it safer to drink and believed that it also increased longevity. One
day, while working in his own garden, Shen Nung was enjoying a cup of steaming water
when he noticed that a few leaves of a nearby camellia-like bush had blown into
the imperial cup. Sipping the concoction he discovered a drink that was refreshing,
relaxing yet exhilarating and increased his sense of well-being. And so tea was
The Japanese Buddhist Legend:
The Japanese legend traces tea’s beginnings to Prince Bodhidharma, (also known as
Daruma) who was a missionary monk. He was instrumental in bringing Buddhism from
India to China and Japan. During his mission Bodhidharma began a nine-year meditation
in a temple, built in a cave, in Canton. Growing tired after endless months of staring
at a stone wall, he fell asleep. When he awoke, Bodhidharma was so disgusted with
himself for sleeping, that he cut off his eyelids and threw them to the ground.
It was there, according to legend, that the first tea plant grew, providing Bodhidharma
with the leaves with which to make an elixir that kept him awake and refreshed,
for the remaining years of his mission. And so tea was born.
sipping tea in front of the fireplace is a great way to relax. And those are just
the feel-good reasons. If you're not drinking tea yet, read up on these 10 ways
tea does your body good and then see if you're ready to change your coffee order!
- Tea contains antioxidants. Like the Rust-Oleum paint that keeps your outdoor furniture
from rusting, tea's antioxidants protect your body from the ravages of aging and
the effects of pollution.
- Tea has less caffeine than coffee. Coffee usually has two to three times the caffeine
of tea (unless you're a fan of Morning Thunder, which combines caffeine with mate,
an herb that acts like caffeine in our body). An eight-ounce cup of coffee contains
around 135 mg caffeine; tea contains only 30 to 40 mg per cup. If drinking coffee
gives you the jitters, causes indigestion or headaches or interferes with sleep
-- switch to tea.
- Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Unwanted blood clots formed
from cholesterol and blood platelets cause heart attack and stroke. Drinking tea
may help keep your arteries smooth and clog-free, the same way a drain keeps your
bathroom pipes clear. A 5.6-year study from the Netherlands found a 70 percent lower
risk of fatal heart attack in people who drank at least two to three cups of black
tea daily compared to non-tea drinkers.
- Tea protects your bones. It's not just the milk added to tea that builds strong
bones. One study that compared tea drinkers with non-drinkers, found that people
who drank tea for 10 or more years had the strongest bones, even after adjusting
for age, body weight, exercise, smoking and other risk factors. The authors suggest
that this may be the work of tea's many beneficial phytochemicals.
- Tea gives you a sweet smile. One look at the grimy grin of Austin Powers and you
may not think drinking tea is good for your teeth, but think again. It's the sugar
added to it that's likely to blame for England's bad dental record. Tea itself actually
contains fluoride and tannins that may keep plaque at bay. So add unsweetened tea
drinking to your daily dental routine of brushing and flossing for healthier teeth
- Tea bolsters your immune defenses. Drinking tea may help your body's immune system
fight off infection. When 21 volunteers drank either five cups of tea or coffee
each day for four weeks, researchers saw higher immune system activity in the blood
of the tea drinkers.
- Tea protects against cancer. Thank the polyphenols, the antioxidants found in tea,
once again for their cancer-fighting effects. While the overall research is inconclusive,
there are enough studies that show the potential protective effects of drinking
tea to make adding tea to your list of daily beverages.
- Tea helps keep you hydrated. Caffeinated beverages, including tea, used to be on
the list of beverages that didn't contribute to our daily fluid needs. Since caffeine
is a diuretic and makes us pee more, the thought was that caffeinated beverages
couldn't contribute to our overall fluid requirement. However, recent research has
shown that the caffeine really doesn't matter -- tea and other caffeinated beverages
definitely contribute to our fluid needs. The only time the caffeine becomes a problem
as far as fluid is concerned is when you drink more than five or six cups of a caffeinated
beverage at one time.
- Tea is calorie-free. Tea doesn't have any calories, unless you add sweetener or
milk. Consuming even 250 fewer calories per day can result in losing one pound per
week. If you're looking for a satisfying, calorie-free beverage, tea is a top choice.
- Tea increases your metabolism. Lots of people complain about a slow metabolic rate
and their inability to lose weight. Green tea has been shown to actually increase
metabolic rate so that you can burn 70 to 80 additional calories by drinking just
five cups of green tea per day. Over a year's time you could lose eight pounds just
by drinking green tea. Of course, taking a 15-minute walk every day will also burn