Ceylon Tea – Quality and Pure

Ceylon Tea is grown and produced according to uncompromising, traditional methods and standards since 1880.

Green and lushly fertile, the island republic of Sri Lanka lies in the Bay of Bengal, just below the southeastern tip of India. Sri Lanka was formerly a British crown colony known as Ceylon, a name it kept for nearly a quarter-century after independence.

It was during the British era that tea first began to be cultivated and manufactured here. Tea from Ceylon soon gained the reputation of being the finest in the world, and tea exports became the mainstay of the colonial economy.

A product that began as a diversification experiment in 1867 spanning just 19 acres of land has today surpassed all geographical borders to satisfy 19% of global demand. Reputed for its signature taste and aroma, Sri Lanka has become the world’s third largest tea exporter to the world,

the distinction of supplying tea to the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. It is a great equalizer, demanding attention from the counter of the smallest eatery to the most exclusive tea-bars in the world.

The tea exports account for about 14% of the total exports and about 62% contributes for the total agriculture exports in the country. The tea sector is expected to achieve an export target of US $ 2,500 million in 2015.

Far from being just a scenic wonder, the panoramic tea gardens of Sri Lanka provide a countless number of blends and single garden tea of premium value. Most are situated at elevations between 3,000 and 8,000 feet, which span the lush mountains of the central highlands and the fertile plains of the southern inland areas of the island. Sri Lankan tea possesses unique and specific characteristics of quality and taste attributed to geographical origin and unique manufacturing practices.

Low Grown teas produced in Sri Lanka below 2000-ft sea level, are known for their superior leaf appearance ’uniformly black’, highly valued in the Middle East for its quality and strong – reddish brewed liquor.

Mid-grown teas, grown between 2000 to 4000 feet, are rich in flavor with good colour.

High-grown teas, from heights of 4000 feet and above, are considered premium, and exude beautiful golden liquor and an intense, powerful aroma. Some estates also produce silver tips that give very pale straw-coloured liquor, best drunk plain.

Major Ceylon Tea Products

Green Tea

The finest, young tea leaves are freshly plucked and treated using traditional Chinese methods, to extract the best quality green teas. Medical research suggests the medicinal value of fresh green tea which is a great supplement to a healthy diet and lifestyle, presence of anti-oxidants such as polyphenols with the strength to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart diseases. Ceylon green tea suppliers cater to 15% of the global green market.

Ceylon Black Tea

Black tea is characterized by its aroma, taste, texture and color distinctive to the different climatic regions. Using the finest tea leaves naturally rich in protective anti-oxidants from the best plantations; Sri Lanka offers the best blends of black teas in the world.

Organic Ceylon Tea

Organic tea, grown and processed without pesticides or artificial fertilizers is considered as one of the most cleanest and healthiest among beverages.

The high number of Fair Trade certified plantations in the country is verification to this.

This means that you can reap the health benefits of organic tea knowing that small farms are being supported, workers on tea plantations are being treated fairly, and that both the workers and our environment are not exposed to the harmful chemicals used in conventional tea production.

Flavoured Tea

Flavoured tea is also produced in Sri Lanka. High grown teas from Sri Lanka are reputed for their taste and aroma. The two types of seasonal tea produced in these areas – Dimbula and Nuwara Eliya are much sought after by blenders in tea importing countries. most fragrant natural flowers, fruits and spices around the world. Teas are blended using state- of-the-art-technology,

Sri Lankan Flavoured Tea Manufacturers & Suppliers produce flavoured tea in a wide variety of fruit flavours.

  • Black Currant
  • Lemon
  • Peach
  • Mango
  • Orange
  • Apple
  • Strawberry
  • Raspberry
  • Cherry
  • Grapes
  • Mixed Fruit

We export more than 50% of tea in value added form. The Value added product range of Sri Lankan tea includes green tea, flavoured tea, organic tea, instant tea, iced tea, and ready-to-drink tea.

Quality Standards

The highest quality in the world market and ISO 3720 is the minimum standard applied for the products. The Country has the capability to produce the cleanest tea in the world in terms of minimum pesticides and residues. Methyl Bromide was removed from the production process in 2012. Therefore, Sri Lankan tea has been identified as an “ozone free tea” in the world trade. Sri Lanka is also adjusting well to the stringent ISO 22000 series and to the health & safety regulations stipulated by the European Community.

Growers are constantly educated to practice Good Agricultural Practices(GAP). The Processing/Manufacturing facilities owned by the export companies comply with local standards (SLSI) and with International Quality Standards such as ISO,HACCP, and EU Standards. Traceability throughout the supply chain is monitored in order to guarantee a safe product to the consumers.

Ceylon Tea Products Export Performance

Ceylon tea  form to many destinations in the world including Iran, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Japan, Ukraine, Chile, Germany, Hong kong , China etc

Export Performance

Year Value US $ (Million)
2012 1397
2013 1526
2014 1609
2015 1324
2016 1252

 

Major Market

Country Value US $ (Million)
Iran 154
Russian 142
Iraq 103
Turkey 99
Emirates 74
Syrian 53
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 45
Azerbaijan 44
Japan 42
China 31

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Amal De Silva says:

    Need to know on Exporting Tea in a medium scale . needs more info on pricing and list of foriegn buyers.

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