Monthly Tea Statistics





Monthly Tea Statistics

Monthly Tea Statistics includes monthly tea production, Sales informations, Monthly tea exports / Reexports informations.

Monthly Tea Statistics for the Month of August 2021





Sri Lanka Tea Board Participates at “ CHASHKA” Festival in Moscow.




Sri Lanka Tea Board Participates at “ CHASHKA” Festival in Moscow.


On 28th and 29th August 2021 Sri Lanka Tea Board participated at the “CHASHKA” (Cup) festival, which took place on the territory of the Museum of Moscow in the city centre.
The “CUP” festival is a large-scale summer festival for tea, coffee and chocolate lovers, an unforgettable and colorful event, which included presentations, educational programs, master classes, tasting sessions and competitions. This time more than 130 companies including Russian and foreign producers, importers of tea, coffee and cocoa were presented their products. The target audience of the event is mostly young end consumers.

The wooden Ceylon Tea stand attracted hundreds of visitors, which was featuring teas from seven unique regions in Sri Lanka and some of major tea grades popular in Russia. The Ceylon tea counter was represented by Mr. Tishan De Silva, Third secretary of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia and 3 demonstrators wearing traditional Sri Lankan Osari.
On the second day of the Festival Sri Lanka Tea Board had an opportunity to participate in 1 hour tea tasting session, which took place in the Brewing Bar – separate space in the same pavilion. Thus, Ceylon tea was introduced on 2 terrains at a time.  
According to the organizers, nearly 9,000 people attended the festival.


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Bringing the goodness of Ceylon Tea to Filipinos - Island Tea Companies expansion in Philippines




Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera, together with Embassy officials, graced the opening of the 44th franchise of Island Tea Co., the rapidly-expanding milk tea chain operated by Ceylanka Trading in the Philippines.
Island Tea Co. is a milk tea franchise currently operating with a network of 44 branches all over the country. The retail chain specializes in serving innovative and popular beverages made with high-quality tea sourced from Sri Lanka.  The company aims to further expand its network to one hundred (100) branches in the country by 2022.
In her remarks, Ambassador Gunasekera extended her congratulations to Mr. Minodh De Sylva, Director and Chief Business Officer, and his very capable team for the remarkable milestone in the company’s drive to expand all-over the country despite the constraints and restrictions brought by the pandemic. She also commended Mr. De Sylva’s entrepreneurial ability in recognizing the potential of a milk tea franchise offering beverages made with the gold standard in tea, Ceylon black tea, as well as unique tea blends, in the Philippines.
She also mentioned prospective tourism promotion collaboration between the Embassy and Ceylanka Trading through the establishment of a “Sri Lanka Corner” in the tea chain’s franchisees all over the Philippines. Sri Lanka will be promoted as a pandemic stress buster destination through the showcasing of colorful videos through LED monitors and tourism brochures which will distributed to the tea chain’s clientele.
With the current trend towards health and wellness spurred by the pandemic, Ceylon tea is growing popular in the traditionally-coffee drinking market due to its world class quality and immune system boosting components. In fact, Ceylon tea ranks among Sri Lanka’s top exports to the Philippines.


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Participation of Sri Lankan Embassy at the Congress of the International League of Young Scientists on 21st May, 2021, Moscow region




Participation of Sri Lankan Embassy at the Congress of the International League of Young Scientists on 21st May, 2021, Moscow region

The Tea Promotion Unit of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Moscow took part at the Congress of the International League of Young Scientists on May 21, 2021, which surprisingly coincided with the date of the International Tea Day. The event took place at the boarding house of the prominent Lomonosov Moscow State University “Krasnovidovo” (village in Moscow region) and gathered around 100 young people from different parts of Russia, including representatives from Armenia and Kazakhstan.The organizers of the Congress invited all participants to celebrate the event and praised the initiative of the Embassy, as it was the first time in the entire history of International Congresses, representatives of a diplomatic Mission of a foreign country to collaborate with them. The Embassy representatives made acquaintance with young researchers from the International University Silkway (City of Shymkent, south part of Kazakhstan) and were invited to visit the International University Silkway in Kazakhstan as well.

During the breaks between working sessions, students were visiting the Ceylon tea counter to taste the pure Ceylon tea from various regions of Sri Lanka. A high interest towards tea culture on the part of the students was witnessed by the Embassy representatives. All visitors were given brochures and leaflets on Ceylon tea and everyone received a small pack of tea as a gift to celebrate the International Tea Day.

Mr Tishan De Silva, Third Secretary and his assistant, Ms Marina Stabrovskaya were represented the Embassy at this event.

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“Ceylon Tea: An Industry Gold Standard” - An Exclusive International Tea Day Promotion with Art Plus Magazine




“Ceylon Tea: An Industry Gold Standard” - An Exclusive International Tea Day Promotion with Art Plus Magazine

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, in collaboration with Art Plus Magazine and the Sri Lanka Tea Board, organized an exclusive social media feature on Ceylon Tea in line with the globally-recognized celebration of the International Tea Day every 21st of May.

Art Plus Magazine is a premier visual art magazine in the Philippines which has expanded its content to feature culture and other disciplines such as music, film, dance, theater, the culinary scene, as well as areas of luxury and fine living. Its clientele is comprised mostly of upscale enthusiasts and connoisseurs who enjoy the benefits of tea in its purest form.

 The video feature commenced with the introductory remarks of Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera which centered on Sri Lanka’s unique features that made tea cultivation in the country the best in the world. Subsequently, prominent Ceylon tea varieties were showcased in an in-depth presentation from the Sri Lankan Tea Board.

Equilibrium Intertrade Corporation, the exclusive distributor of Dilmah Tea in the Philippines, also participated with a brief company and tea products presentation. The company also allocated premium tea gift packs for five (5) viewers as a way of further enhancing the feature’s promotional mileage.

Ceylon tea has been rapidly gaining popularity in the predominantly-coffee drinking Philippines as evident with the expansion of multiple foreign and local milk tea chains as well as the growing preference of consumers towards healthier products under the health and wellness trend. Notably, black tea consistently ranks among the top Sri Lankan exports to the Philippines with a significant percentage in the total exports to the country.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
24 May 2021

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Seven flavours of Ceylon Tea celebrated in Melbourne on International Tea Day




Seven flavours of Ceylon Tea celebrated in Melbourne on International Tea Day

The seven regional flavours of Ceylon tea were celebrated in Melbourne, Australia today, in a special “Ceylon Tea Evening” organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne.

The event was attended by a multitude of distinguished personalities in Melbourne, including MP and the Co-Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Friends in the Victorian Parliament Craig Ondarchie, Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission Vivienne Nguyen, Executive Director of the Australian Intercultural Society Ahmet Keskin, Former Deputy Chairperson of the Australia Tourism Andrew Fairley, CEO of the Australian Tea Masters Sharyn Johnston, tea importers, members of the Consular Corps, bankers and media persons.

Addressing the gathering, Co-Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Friends in the Victorian Parliament Craig Ondarchie said he enjoyed Ceylon tea since his childhood and appreciated the opportunity provided to bring the multicultural Victorian society together with tea. Consul General Kapila Fonseka made a presentation followed by a video, promoting Ceylon tea. Iced tea prepared using Ceylon tea and warmly brewed pure Ceylon tea were made available for the guests to taste.

The Australian Tea Masters CEO made an arrangement of Sri Lankan regional tea flavours and a tasting session while introducing the seven single origin regional teas of Sri Lanka. The presence of the former Sri Lanka national cricket captain Tilakaratne Dilshan enhanced the visibility and glamour of the tea evening. He presented attendees with gift teas of his own Ceylon tea brand. Sri Lanka Tea Board made special tea masks were also gifted to the participants.

Sri Lankan airlines Manager in Melbourne S. P. Mohan who was present in the event made a presentation to the gathering about the Sri Lankan airlines services to Australia and around the world.

A symbol of Sri Lanka, “Ceylon Tea” is popular among Australians and this “Ceylon Tea Evening” was arranged to promote it further. The event was organized with the sponsorship of the Sri Lanka Tea Board.

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SLTB celebrates International Tea Day today - 21st May 2021





SLTB celebrates International Tea Day today - Sinhala Article




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SLTB celebrates International Tea Day today



The Sri Lanka Tea Board is celebrating the International Tea Day which falls today.

SLTB said various tea producing countries were celebrating a tea day of their own, some classified as Black Tea Day and some categorised as Green Tea Day depending on the importance to each industry. 

The day was different from country to country. Sri Lanka and India used to celebrate on 10 December. However with the initiative of China who is making huge strides in the World Tea Industry, United Nations General Assembly declared 21 May as the International Tea Day. 

The Food and Agricultural Organisation Inter Governmental Group (FAO/IGG) supported this new idea of China to consolidate the date. The year 2020 is going to be the first occasion to celebrate the International Tea Day. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic attacking the entire world, the event will not consist of outside celebrations or even indoor programs due to the necessity for social distancing and staying safely indoors as much as possible. Thus, it goes without saying that all commemorations needs to be through social and digital media, creating a token ceremonial platform in the tea producing and tea consuming countries the world over.  

The reason for celebrating the International Tea Day and creating a popular platform is multi-fold as explained below:            

1. The revenue generation from tea industry in most of the producer nations is significant and rather prominent 

2. Due to its labour intensive nature, a large working population is directly dependent on the tea industry of many countries. Therefore, the social impact is tremendous 

3. Even the affiliated supporting industries such as banking, shipping, printing, packaging, courier service, insurance etc. relies heavily on the tea industry of many manufacturing nations

4. In large tea producing and exporting countries, the success and failure of the industry has a major bearing on the ruling Government and could even change an election decision 

 In view of the foregoing, it is inevitable that a tribute has to be paid to a country’s tea industry which is a vital sector for the progress of its economy. The involved people need to be recognised. The supply chain players in the value addition cycle from the farmers to pluckers and right up to the brand marketeer given due cognition. So, this is a fascinating story where all the stakeholders in the tea industry could bravely “walk the talk”. 

In such a background, the Sri Lanka tea industry wishes to recognise few vital characters and crucial segmentation to pay tribute for the invaluable service and enormous sacrifices made to raise the popularity and perceived quality parameters to stardom:

  •   The sweat of the toiling workers is the green gold which ultimately serves the connoisseur to his or her satisfaction 
  • The tea stains on the fingers of the pluckers tell an unknown story which is unlimited in value 
  • A great story on uplifting women’s empowerment from birth to death 
  • Reliability, consistency and sustainability is the forte of the Sri Lanka Tea Industry now boasting of a 153-year heritage. These unique pillars have been the backbone of the island nation’s economy for many years 

The Sri Lanka tea fraternity salutes the brave and courageous workforce in the tea industry who are continuing to produce the golden brew to the satisfaction of tea connoisseurs globally despite the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown by retaining the required social distancing, sanitation precautions and protection through the wearing of face masks and sometimes, hand gloves.

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