The main varieties of Calista tea produced in Sri Lanka:
Pekoe – Twisted leaves that give a delicate flavor and aroma to a fragile tea.
Orange Pekoe – Tea with a mild flavor and aroma produced from crushed leaves and leaf buds.
BP1 Broken Pekoe 1 – Granulated tea acquired by ‘ cut, ‘ ‘ tear, ‘ ‘ twist ‘ technology Round soft granules that offer powerful tea with a pronounced flavour when brewed.
PF1 Pekoe Fannings 1 – Great pellets. Strong beverage, perfect for bagging.
BOP1 Broken Orange Pekoe 1 – A twisted broken leaf that gives a smooth, hoppy flavor, primarily from the plains.
BOPF Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings – Alpine Smaller leaf tea than BOP. It has a flavour that is stronger than BOP.
FBOPF Ex. Sp Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings Extra Special – A sheet of one piece with lots of advice. Great caramel-flavored, gentle flavor.
FBOPF1 Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings 1 – Medium leaf Smooth tea, sweet and powerful in flavour.
Dust – “Baby’s tea.” Gives optimal strength to tea. Ideal for business use.
Silver Tips – Selected leaf buds which, when dried, become velvety silver. Refined, mystic-healing aromatic tea.