Sri Lanka and tea are linked together in the minds of people all over the world. A cup of Ceylon Tea is considered an energy booster and a visitor to a Sri Lankan home rich or poor is served with well brewed, aromatic cup of Ceylon Tea anytime of the day.

Ceylon Tea is a kind of black tea popular for its bold flavor and it varies in taste, depending on the region, climate, soil and altitude where it is grown. Ceylon tea is famous all over the world for its signature taste and aroma. It is also a popular base for iced tea drunk in many parts of the world.

Father ofthe Ceylon Tea Industry
James Taylor
Father ofthe Ceylon Tea Industry James Taylor

Ceylon Tea is the purest tea in the world with specific characteristics of quality and taste.  Laksala Tea, a derivative of Ceylon Tea is of supreme quality and is rich in flavour with a fine colour and caters to tea aficionados all over the world with its unique taste, cleanest processing and fine packaging. These tea packs can be used for personal use as well as gifting.

For decades, Ceylon Tea has carved a niche market in global tea market due to its excellence in improved and upgraded standards of production and has maintained hygienic standards with the implementation of ISO 22000. Sri Lanka is the world’s third largest tea exporter in the world.

Ceylon Tea has many variants such as black tea, green tea, bio tea and flavoured tea. Sri Lanka exports green tea to almost 40 countries. United Arab Emirates, Russian Federation and Jordan are the major buyers of green tea which is considered a health beverage.

Sri Lanka was the first tea exporting country to achieve the “Ozone Friendly Tea” label recognized under the Montreal Protocol Treaty. United Nations Global Compact named Sri Lanka as the owner of the first Ethical Tea Brand.

Ceylon Tea leaves are “wiry” in shape, long and thin with a wire-like look. There are many tea growing regions in Sri Lanka Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Badulla, Dimbula, Haputale, Ratnapura, Galle and Matara. Diversity of flavor and taste of Ceylon Tea varies from region to region; ranging from sweet flavor to exotic, delicate and brisk flavor to mellow flavor.

Picturesque tea gardens of Sri Lanka provide single garden tea as well as a large number of blends and single garden tea of finest quality. Most of tea plantations are situated at elevations between 3,000 and 8,000 feet in the verdant green mountains of the central highlands as well as in the fertile plains of the southern areas of the country.

Tea produced in heights of 4000 feet and above which known as high-grown tea is considered premium and exude beautiful golden color and a strong aroma. Mid-grown tea which is grown between elevations of 2000 – 4000 feet is rich in flavor and has a nice color. Low-grown tea grown at an elevation below 2000 feet has a good color and is popular in Middle Eastern countries.