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Malaysia Sun (ANI) Monday 13th May, 2013
Sri Lanka is marketing its most profitable export - Ceylon tea - as a luxury boost for the libido.
The tea industry is increasingly promoting Ceylon's supposed aphrodisiac qualities in a bid to radically change perceptions of the brew and raise its sale.
Rohan Fernando, whose firm HVA Foods sells a small 60-gram jar of premium Ceylon for 350 dollars, said that they're highlighting the properties of tea that can give drinkers an edge in the bedroom.
Ceylon's performance-enhancing powers have long been the stuff of legend among Sri Lankan tea lovers.
The brews known for their potency are the top-quality white teas, known as Silver Tips and Golden Tips, which are gaining popularity among well-heeled Chinese businessmen along with rich Saudis and Japanese, Fernando said.
The white varieties, unlike orthodox teas, are made with just the tender tea buds, which are sun-dried and carefully tended until they turn gold or silver in colour.
Fernando, whose has his tea factory in Kandana town, north of the capital Colombo, explained that a cuppa can do more than boosting sexual health.
The tea contains polyphenols, flavonoids and anti-oxidants - known to improve the immune system and blood circulation.