Black Tea

"Our mission is to produce and market high quality pure Ceylon black tea that will delight our customers"

Talawakelle Tea Estates, one of the finest black tea manufacturers in Sri Lanka, provides perfect-tasting pure Ceylon black tea experience with the best chosen tea leaves. We produce two categories of high-quality Black specialty teas in seventeen tea gardens located in Sri Lanka's (formerly Ceylon) best tea-growing areas. The Dimbulla Valley located in the central part of Sri Lanka is home to twelve tea estates which produce high grown specialty Dimbula teas while the remaining five tea estates located on the lush planes of the South, produce low grown leafy grades known as Ruhuna Teas.

  Dimbula Tea  

Spread warmth & cheer

Dimbula Tea is all about coming together over a warm cup of finest Ceylon black tea and it is one of Sri Lanka’s largest selling tea brands. The aroma and taste of Dimbula tea helps you spread warmth and cheer. Our tea estates are situated at elevations of 1,100 to 1,500 meters above sea level. The monsoon rains and the cool-dry weather of the western slopes of the mountains is an immense help in producing a range of teas, from full bodied to light and delicate. The cold winds that blow throughout nights and the clear blue skies experienced during the daytime from late January to early April create biological changes in the tea bushes, bringing forth larger than average tea leaves adding unique Dimbula flavour found nowhere else in Sri Lanka or in the world.

  • Broken Orange Pekoe

    A popular leaf size which helps to bring out a good balance of taste and strength

  • Broken Orange Pekoe Fanning

    Particle smaller than BOP, popular in the higher elevations. Tastes stronger than BOP whilst retaining all other characteristics.

  • Pekoe

    Tea is a way of life... It can be plain and invigorating, or creamy and smooth... You may lace your Dimbula tea with milk or enjoy it as it is, precisely the way you want.

Tea is a way of life... It can be plain and invigorating, or creamy and smooth... You may lace your Dimbula tea with milk or enjoy it as it is, precisely the way you want.

  Ruhuna Tea  

Distinctively Unique

The uniqueness of Ruhuna Tea is it has the strength, richness and refreshing taste of pure Ceylon black tea. It comes with the promise of great quality and is brought to you from our tea estates in Galle and Deniyaya regions. The combination of natural factors such as the warm but moist climate, the rich soil and rainfall are combined to give Ruhuna tea its unique flavor, not found anywhere else in the world. Thus, it is most sought-after and highly-valued.

We believe that the low elevation and the particular condition of the soil gives the tea leaves a rich blackness which imparts a strong brew with a distinctive taste. Here is evidence that even though the Southern part of Sri Lanka is not traditionally regarded as tea growing areas, the land and the climate is yet willing to bring forth exceptional Sri Lankan black tea. A perfect cup for those who like their tea thick and strong, with or without milk. Ruhuna Tea being strong and bitter, is like good wine, or a warm chocolate, strong and sweet. The Ruhuna Teas have blossomed into a brew which boasts much stronger and much more subtle taste.

  • Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe

    Semi-Leaf tippy tea with some tip. Has a mellow flavoury cup.

  • Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe 1

    Long, Twisted, Wiry leaf, fairly tippy, some bold leaf.

  • Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings

    A whole leaf tea with an abandon of long tips exquisite mildly caramel sweet liquor.

  • Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings 1

    Typical low country Semi- Leaf tippy tea with a fully bodied sweet brew.