Sri Lanka High Commission in London extended a sense of solidarity with Ceylon Tea at the Royal Hospital Chelsea As a gesture of solidarity to the iconic veterans of the British Army, a Ceylon tea-tasting session was organised by the Sri Lanka High Commission in London at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on 30 November 2023.
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Welcome to the official website of the Sri Lanka Tea Board - the apex regulatory and administrative body of the Sri Lankan Tea Industry.
The Sri Lanka Tea Board comprises representatives from both private and government bodies involved in the industry, including cultivators and manufacturers, traders, exporters and plantation employees. We act as the catalyst of growth for Ceylon Tea, the country’s principal and most popular export, by facilitating trade and business, propagation and creating awareness, encouraging research and innovation, and by supporting the creation of a forward thinking and progressive national policy framework.
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Ceylon Tea presence at the Abu Dhabi International Food Exhibition 27th-29th November 2023. For more information about Ceylon Tea; www.pureceylontea.com Buy Ceylon Tea ; https://www.pureceylontea.com/where-to-buy/
Ceylon Tea demonstration at the Brooklyn mall, Pretoria, South Africa. Organised by the Sri Lanka High Commission in South Africa. For more information about Ceylon Tea www.pureceylontea.com Buy Ceylon Tea ; https://www.pureceylontea.com/where-to-buy/
For the Future of the Sri Lankan Specialty and Handmade Tea Ecosystem Workshop by Ms. Joyce Maina (Director of European Specialty Tea Association) 14th December 2023 at 2.00pm at the Auditorium of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce #specialtytea #ceylontea #europeanspecialtyteaassociation #futureofspecialtytea For more information about Ceylon Tea; www.pureceylontea.com Buy Ceylon Tea; https://www.pureceylontea.com/where-to-buy/
Ceylon Tea presences in Peterfood 2023 International Exhibition in St.Petersbuburg,Russia from 14th -16th November 2023. Organised by the Tea Promotion Unit in Moscow.
China International Imports Exhibition 2023 In Shanghai – Sri Lanka Country pavillion and the enterprise pavilion.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Belgium hosted the first-ever Ceylon tea promotion and tea tasting event, titled “A Journey of Flavour and Aroma from Sri Lanka to Belgium,” on October 18, 2023, at the Press Club Brussels. This event, organized in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Export Development Board, aimed
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tehran successfully participated at the Iran Charity Bazaar held in Tehran from 01st-03rd November 2023. The Charity Bazaar, one of the key events, organized by the Association of Women Diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, in coordination with the Diplomatic Missions and other Welcoming the Chair
Ceylon Tea Geographical Indication Project – Successfully concluded the stakeholders workshop in Nuwara Eliya region to present the Book of Specifications and to discuss the control plan with this amazing team.
Ceylon Tea Promotion at the “Chashka” Tea Festival in Moscow(21st -22nd Octomber 2023). Organised by the Tea Promotion Unit in Moscow.
Second round of the Control Plan development for the Geographical Indication for the Ceylon Tea workshop series conducted in the low grown areas in Baduraliya, Galle, Matara and Ratnapura. All the programs were organised by the Regional Tea Commissioners’ offices.
Ceylon Tea Promotion on 17 October 2023 at the Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition “Tea? Coffee? Spirit and Traditions of Hospitality” in the Torzhok town, Tver region of Russia.The event attracted multiple visitors, including local citizens and officials of the region. The Exhibition will be open in the All-Russian Historical and Ethnographic Museum of Torzhok
High Grown Ceylon Tea tasted by Ms. Gabriella Scarpa the founder of AR-Tea Academy visiting the Sri Lanka Tea Research Institue, Damro Tea and Unilever Tea Extraction plant in Agarapathana.
Ceylon Tea presence at the Xiamen 2024. Further, Mr. Tharanga Abeysekara, Tea Promotion Officer in China represented two parallel events at the exhibition today. One was Tea competition and other one was black tea forum and a panel discussion on behalf of the Sri Lanka Tea Board.
Ceylon Tea presence at the ANUGA 2023 in Germany
3rd Day of Ms. Gabriella Scarpa the founder of AR-Tea Academy visited Asia Siyak Tea Brokers, Akbar Tea Extraction Plant, Tea Avenue and Sri Lanka Tea Board.
Ms. Gabriella Scarpa the founder of AR-Tea Academy visited New Vithakande Tea Estate in the Sabaragamuwa Province.
The Media Brief conducted by the Sri Lanka Tea Board parallel to the Espacio 2023 Chile Exhibition on 27th Sep 2023.
The Ceylon Tea Networking evening conducted by the Sri Lanka Tea Board parallel to the Espacio 2023 Chile Exhibition from 26th to 28th Sep 2023.
Ceylon Tea presence at the 2nd International Tea Colors Exhibition in KSA.
Sri Lanka Tea Board with the excellent assistance from Dr. Ahmad Jalal, Honorary Consul General of Sri Lanka in Erbil, Kurdistan Region organized the participation of Regency Teas (Pvt) Ltd , Imperial Tea Export (Pvt) Ltd, Renuka Teas Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd and Orga Consumers Products ( Pvt) Ltd at Agro Pack Iraq 2023 exhibition in
Ambassador H. E. Amza inaugurated the Ceylon Tea pavilion at the Foodex Saudi Expo 2023.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Iran, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tea Board, successfully organized a Ceylon Tea promotional program at the 10th International Exhibition of Drinks, Tea, Coffee and Related Industries (DRINKTECH-2023) held at the Tehran International Fairground from 07th to 10th September 2023. The key features of the DRINKTECH-2023 included participation
Ceylon Tea Promotion in “OTDYKH” International Russian Travel Market exhibition in Moscow, joining with Sri Lanka Tourism (12th -14th September 2023)
Ceylon Tea at the SIAL Shenzhen 2023 in China organised by the Tea Promotion Unit in Beijing.
Demonstration on tea drinking and tasting of seven Ceylon regional teas and Japanese traditional tea making and tasting event were held on 18 August, 2023 at Talawakelle premises of The Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka. Tea Promotion Division of the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Community Development Unit of Faculty of Agriculture, University
Sri Lankans in Canada organized a Ceylon Tea promotion counter at the Folkfest Saskatoon, Canada. The event was there for 3 days. Our Consulate, Tea Legacy Pvt Ltd, Unicom Tea and Prana Wellness Tea sponsored with the samples and products
Visit of Korean delegates to Tea Museum on 17.08.2023. Tea traders, Teachers and students from the Korean tea school.
Ceylon Tea presence at the Hong Kong International Tea Fair 2023.
A Ceylon Tea stall was also set up to promote ‘Ceylon Green Tea’ given the increasing demand of Australians for sustainable, nutrient rich and a healthy drink. The Sri Lanka Tea Board sponsored ‘Ceylon Green Tea Stall, while ‘Dilmah’, a prominent Ceylon Tea exporter in the Australian market provided gift tea (flavoured green tea) to
Sri Lanka Embassy Organizes Promotional Event in Kuwait The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kuwait participated in a promotional event on the sidelines of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Day Reception on 10 July 2023 at Crowne Plaza Hotel. Over 25 member states and other diplomatic missions based in Kuwait participated in the event. Assistant
The Sri Lanka Tea Board with the collaboration of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board hosted a high tea for both National Women’s Teams of Sri Lanka and New Zealand on 2nd July 2023 at the Ministry of Tea premises in Galle Fort.
Sri Lanka showcased its world-renowned Ceylon tea brand at the International Tea Day celebration at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on Thursday 29 June 2023. The International Tea Day was organized by the UNESCO Community Association and the Franco-Chinese Cultural and Artistic Exchange Centre for the second consecutive year, bringing together tea enthusiasts, experts, and member
Tea Promotion Unit in Moscow conducted Ceylon Tea promotion at 22nd Interregional universal wholesale-retail fair “Kursk Korensk Fair – 2023”, which was held in the town Svoboda of Zolotukhinsky district of Kursk region on June 17th – 18th, 2023. Every year Kursk Korensk Fair gathers representatives from more than 30 regions of the Russian Federation,
Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington DC hosts a Sri Lanka tourism promotion event The Embassy of Sri Lanka in the United States, in collaboration with the “International Club of DC, hosted a vibrant evening reception on 02 June 2023 at the Embassy premises in Washington D.C., promoting Sri Lanka as a key tourist destination among
The Sri Lanka Tea Board’s focus on improving production has begun to yield results, with a considerable improvement in output. Tea production output in April was up by 1.5 million kg and the Board is expecting to do better in the coming months, said Chairman, Sri Lanka Tea Board, Niraj De Mel. He attributed the
Badulla Tea Harvest Blessing Tea Biz traveled to Badulla, Sri Lanka, in early May to participate in the annual Fresh Tea Festival. Hundreds of local tea growers each carried an offering of intricately arranged tea leaves on a ceremonial plate or a small sack of processed tea. Accompanied by drummers and dancers, they paraded through
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Iran celebrated the International Tea Day in Tehran on 21st May 2023 together with a Mobile Promotion Event of Ceylon Tea in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tea Board and Iranian Tea Research & Development Expert and Social Media Activist Hassan Afshari. The celebration focused to raise public awareness
On the International Tea Day, the local tea industry is celebrating impressive achievements by the smallholder sector despite facing an array of unprecedented challenges posed by the economic challenges and the currency collapse. “It goes without saying that the local tea industry has faced many demanding issues, but on this year’s International Tea Day, we
Ceylon tea ‘in track’ picking up markets With the current increase of Ceylon tea production, the tea market for Sri Lanka is open to expand, The Daily Morning Business learnt. Speaking to The Daily Morning Business, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tea Board, Niraj de Mel said: “When the Ceylon Tea is back on track our
Visit of the Delegates from China Cultural Center to tightening the cooperation between Ceylon Tea Museum and China Cultural Centre to promote and celebrate the tea culture and tea related events between two countries.
Sri Lanka China Cultural Centre and Sri Lanka Tea Board jointly organizes the following event to celebrate International Tea day
Introducing our own tea brand ” CEYLON TEA MUSEUM ” products to the world……. Imaginative and prescient to emerge as a gigantic tea brand in the world…. The premium quality Pure Ceylon Tea…. Finest Tea in the World….
The Embassy and Permanent Mission together with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Sri Lanka Tea Board organised a destination promotion to commemorate 75th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka at the high-end Wien Mitte Mall recently. The promotion campaign showcased Sri Lanka as a tourism destination to the Viennese public. The said event also
On 15th March 2023, High Commission, together with Sri Lanka Tea Board organized afternoon tea at the Terrace Pavilion, at the Palace of Westminster during the visit of Foreign Minister Ali Sabry to the United Kingdom. The event was a platform to promote Ceylon tea, the finest orthodox tea gifted to the world from Sri
Sri Lanka Tea Board organized a Ceylon Tea pavilion at Gulfood 2023 from 20th to 24th February in Dubai Sri Lanka Tea Board organized a Ceylon Tea pavilion at Gulfood 2023 from 20th to 24th February in Dubai accommodating 15 Sri Lankan tea exporting companies to showcase the Ceylon Tea products for generating new business
The Government of Sri Lanka with the support of the Ceylon Tea Exporters donated a consignment of “Ceylon Tea” on 10 February 2023, to the Ambassador of Türkey in Colombo to be delivered to the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Türkey.
Japan Tea Association delegation visited Sri Lanka Tea Board, Tea plantations, Ceylon Tea Museum & Tea Auction.
Ceylon Tea Symbol of quality
The Logo is owned by the Sri Lanka Tea Board and globally trademarked. The Lion Logo on your pack of tea is a guarantee for 100% Pure Ceylon Tea packed in Sri Lanka. To ensure what you buy is Ceylon Tea, look for the Lion Logo.
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Quick access to official registration forms of the SLTB
Tea Commissioner Division
Tea Exports Division
Tea Promotion Division
Tea Tasting Division
Subsidy Scheme Tea Commissioner's Division
Bio Fertilizer Subsidy Scheme
Tea Commissioner’s Division
The Tea Commissioner’s Division of the Sri Lanka Tea Board plays a pivotal role in regulating the core functions that relate to the cultivation, manufacturing and quality development of tea.
Tea Promotion Division
The Promotion Division of the Sri Lanka Tea Board is responsible for defining, promoting and protecting the image of Ceylon Tea across the world.
Tea Export Division
The Tea Export Division of the Sri Lanka Tea Board provides a multitude of important functions with the power vested upon the SLTB by the Tea (Tax and Control of Exports) Act no. 16 of 1959
The Analytical Laboratory facilitates the testing and certification requirements of the Sri Lankan Tea industry on the quality assurance of Ceylon Tea.
Tea Tasting Division
The Tea Tasting Division is responsible for assessing the quality of Ceylon Tea prior to the auction and export.
IT and Statistical Division
The IT and Statistical Division acts as the single, convenient point of access to comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information relevant to anyone involved or interested in the Tea industry in Sri Lanka.
The Administration Division is responsible for the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all Human Resources Management, Human Resources Development activities and general Administration functions of the Board.
The Finance Division is responsible for the overall financial control and management of the Sri Lanka Tea Board. Other major activities of the Finance Division is the preparation of financial policies for the Board, preparation of annual budgets, annual financial statements, monthly accounts and periodic reports, inventory maintenance and annual verification and submission of annual accounts to the Auditor General.
Purpose of the Internal Audit division is to enable the internal audit functions effectively and efficiently to allocate its Financial, Administration and Human Resources to meet the expectations of the key stakeholders such as Government of Sri Lanka, Tea Factory Owners, Tea Estate Owners, Tea Traders, tea sector workers, and Publics in Sri Lanka.
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Stake Holder organizations
Stake Holder organizations an affiliated to Sri Lanka Tea Board
The Sri Lanka Tea Board Closely working with several Stake Holder Organizations to ensure the sustained development and growth of the Tea industry.
Colombo Tea Traders Association
An Association commenced in 1894 represented by sellers and buyers together with brokers and largely responsible for the conducting of the weekly tea auction a function seconded to them by the Sri Lanka Tea Board since 1975. CTTA is an affiliated member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
Planters Association of Ceylon
The oldest plantation body representing the interests of the plantation sector and today it is the main industry acting as the voice of the Regional Plantation Companies.
Tea Exporters Association
An Association set up in 1999 to represent the interests of the tea exporters. It has been registered with Registrar of Companies under Companies Act No. 7 of 2007 as an association.
Sri Lanka Tea Factory Owners Association
Set up in 1990 to represent a larger number of the Private Tea Factory Owners who are mainly responsible for the manufacturing of green leaf supplied by the smallholders and larger growers.
Tea-growing Regions of Sri Lanka
Kandy teas tend to produce a relatively bright infusion with a coppery tone. Though lighter in the cup, they present a good deal of strength and body.
Probably the best-known of Sri Lanka’s tea-growing districts Nuwara Eliya’s high elevation combined with low temperature, produces teas of exquisite bouquet. The infusion in the cup is the lightest (palest) of all the types of Ceylon Tea, with a golden hue and a delicately fragrant flavour.
Due to the close proximity of Uda Pussellawa to Nuwara Eliya, its tea is often compared to that of its neighbour. But it is darker in the cup, with a pinkish hue, of greater strength, and exquisitely tangy.
The remote Uva district is exposed to the winds of both northeast and southwest monsoons, believed to endow the tea produced here with a special, unmistakable character and exotically aromatic flavour. The mellow, smooth taste of Uva Tea, once experienced, is easily distinguished.
Dimbula teas are defined as “high grown” and produces a variety of microclimates, which produce differences in flavour – sometimes jasmine mixed with cypress. All, however, share the Dimbula character: a tea that produces a fine golden-orange hue in the cup, and which is refreshingly mellow.
Sabaragamuwa is Sri Lanka’s biggest tea-growing region or district, the teas of which are low-grown . The liquor is dark yellow-brown with a reddish tint while the aroma has a hint of sweet caramel, not quite as strong: yet exceptionally stylish.
The teas of the Ruhuna district are defined as “low-grown” and the strong full-flavoured black tea is a distinctively unique Ruhuna specialty popular especially in Middle Eastern countries.