Our Estates

The intensity of the sun and the cool misty nights combine with the monsoonal rains and the rich earth that nurtures the tea bushes to yield the ideal two leaves and a bud. Each of our estates produces tea brands that offer an exclusive yet distinct flavour…

We produce high-quality Ceylon Tea in seventeen tea gardens located in Sri Lanka’s (Formerly Ceylon) best tea growing areas. The Dimbulla Valley in the middle of Sri Lanka is home to twelve of these estates producing High Grown specialty Dimbula Teas while the remaining five estates are located on the lush planes of the South producing Low Grown leafy grades (Ruhuna Teas) that make a strong brew. In order to produce a quality tea, all the estates envisage a “quality policy” based on consistency and attention to detail as well as ethical agricultural practices.

Our estates have the following Certifications and Accreditations:

  • Ethical Tea Partnership Certification - All except Palmerston and Indola Estates, where there are no factories
  • Rainforest Alliance Certification - Mattakelle, Bearwell, Holyrood, Great Western, Wattegodde and Palmerston Estates
  • ISO 22000 Certification - Radella, Dessford, Great Western, Holyrood, Mattakelle, Moragalla, Handford, Deniyaya and Kiruwanaganga Estates
  • UTZ Sustainable Tea Certification - Radella Estate

Our cumulative capital expenditure every year reflects our commitment to key areas of development; field development, quality assurance systems, factory modernization, energy cost saving and social welfare development.

We are proud of the harmonious industrial environment on our tea gardens where human resources and industrial relations exist side by side with the company continuing to invest in skills development, health, sanitation and housing each year.

  Low Grown  

Low grown tea in Sri Lanka has its own features. The rich soil of this region contributes to the speedy growth of the tea bush and produces a long beautiful leaf that turns intensely black on withering. As the weather conditions are mainly warm and dry, the low grown teas in these areas are strong, dark and boast a unique strong flavor with delightful aromas.

Our five tea estates situated in the Southern districts of Galle and Deniyaya produce the leafy grades of low grown tea which make a strong brew.

The exclusive character of the soil, which was originally covered by tropical rain forests, of these tea estates, gives strength and character to the cup. The low grown tea selection they offer includes a range of well-twisted leafy varieties such as Orange Pekoes and Broken Orange Pekoes 1s which are the ideal teas to be brewed where the water is hard and containing many minerals. There are also the short Pekoes, which are perfect as a sweet drink for relaxation when you are tense and tired. The range of small leaf varieties such as Broken Orange Pekoes and Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings, have strong liquors that give out its colours in any form of water.

If you are an enthusiast who appreciates appearance then the special low grown tea varieties which range from Flowery Broken Pekoes to Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe are for you. The small leaf varieties, on the other hand, are ideal for those who like a strong, sweet brew with or without milk. Thus the low grown tea leaves, plucked by our tea puckers, on our tea gardens situated at almost sea level, well-trained to use their dainty fingers to pick only the bud and the two tender leaves, produce our low grown teas the most wanted in the world.

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