Courtlodge is a highly regarded Ceylon estate, and this Co2 decaffeinated Flowery Pekoe black tea retains its distinction and quality. Lovely alone, hot or iced, or with cream/sugar to taste.
The supercritical CO2 acts selectively on the caffeine, releasing the alkaloid and nothing else. Water-soaked tea leaves are placed in an extraction vessel. The extractor is then sealed and supercritical CO2 is forced into the tea at pressures of 1,000 pounds per square inch to extract the caffeine. The CO2 acts as the solvent to dissolve and draw the caffeine from the tea leaves, leaving the larger-molecule flavor components behind.
Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 4 minutes.
Courtlodge Estate, Sri Lanka