Ceylon tea refers to any type of tea that is produced in Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon. Like other kinds of tea, Ceylon tea comes from the leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis.
Green ceylon tea is made from unfermented leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. and contains high level of antioxidants.
Ceylon tea is rich in several potent polyphenols, including aglycones, quercetin, myricetin and kaempferol. Ceylon tea also contains theaflavins and thearubigins which are antioxidants that help to fight free radicals that may damage DNA.