History of Ceylon Tea
Tea growing regions
The year 2017 marks a significant milestone in the timeline of Ceylon tea, a crop that saved an economy from the brink of bankruptcy. It has wooed and charmed its way into the courts of royals and treated the taste buds of some of Hollywood’s leading men and women. The cuppa has endured a 150 years and will continue to refresh and rejuvenate its connoisseurs for a 1,000 years more.
Today Ceylon tea has become the front-runner of the industry and was much loved for its unmatched quality and variety. The alchemy of land, sun and rain in the Paradise Island of Ceylon, as it was known then, presented the ideal climatic conditions for cultivation of tea. Ceylon added a new dimension to tea by producing variations in taste, quality, character and appearance, largely based on terror of the region. Ceylon tea with its distinct taste and character became every consumer’s favorite cuppa.
Ceylon Tea with the golden Lion logo signifies 100% Pure Ceylon Tea packed in Sri Lanka and is renowned as the finest tea in the world and the first to become Ozone friendly. The export of tea today is one of the most important sources of foreign exchange for the country and accounts for 65% of revenue from export agriculture contributing in numerous ways to the country’s economy. The industry employs over 2 million people, both direct and indirect and is the world’s fourth largest tea producer.