Fresh From Origin
The tiny island of Sri Lanka is the world's third-largest producer of tea, due in part to the fact that tea can be harvested year-round here. The island is blessed with perfect trade winds and striking geography, creating unique micro-climates favorable to tea production. The tea flavor is very much tied to the altitude where it grows here: low, medium or high, each with its own sought-after character. Low-grown teas are hearty, tangy and very rich in mouthfeel. High-grown teas are much lighter bodied but are more aromatic and sweet. Mid-grown is a combination of the two, depending on the exact conditions. Medium to full body with noticeable unique aromatics.
Part of teas of India and Sri Lanka sampler
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set.
Four teas included are:
assam melody, ceylon sonata, darjeeling sungma summer, irish breakfast,
1 Indian and Sri Lankan - 4 samples @
Meet our ceylon sonata farmer, Archiemuthu Satheskumar
To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the
countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender
them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers
behind some of our most popular teas.
How long have you been growing tea?
“Straight from school, I joined the industry in year 1995 where I have been working for the last 14 years in the existing tea plantation of Kenilworth Estate, Ginigathena under Ms. Watawala Plantations PLC.”
What got you started in the Tea industry?
“Since the quality of Sri Lankan tea, has a global recognition for competitive performance and reputation. I decided, this is the best opportunity to serve the country as this is the back bone of Sri Lankan economy also I experienced the environment and culture of the Tea since my child hood.”
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Can you describe a typical day out in the field. How many hours would that be?
“Being a Hindu, I start my day by worshiping god and starting from the muster at 6.30 a.m. allocating workers to achieve days target when & where it requires. Thereafter, I spend more time in the field supervising all agricultural practices and checking the quality of the raw material [Green leaf]. Motivating a work force of approximately 500 workers, whom sometimes encounter heavy rains, blowing, cold climatic conditions take a fair amount of my time. The work involving supervision could take a minimum of 10 -12 hours a day on a 6 day week.”