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.

The Tea Commissioner’s Division operates through a network of seven regional offices and undertakes the registration and certification of Ceylon Tea brands, ensuring that only brands which meet the Board’s stringent quality standards carry the iconic ‘Ceylon Tea’ Lion logo.

From the registration and monitoring of tea manufacturer’s, factories, green tea leaf dealers, refuse tea processing centers and dealers to providing subsidies for factory modernization and replanting as well as conducting product quality certification programs, the Tea Commissioner’s Division plays an absolutely critical role in the industry’s sustainability and progress.

The core functions of the Tea Commissioner’s Division

Registrations and renewals of tea manufacturers and factories

Implementation of programs for the improvement of green tea leaf standards

Providing subsidies for factory modernization and replanting (new planting/infilling)

Reasonable price payment for factories and dealers

Special monitoring of GMP

Registration and monitoring of Green Tea leaf dealers

Registration and monitoring of refuse tea processing centers and dealers

Conducting SLTB/SLSI product quality certification programs

Tea replanting/ Infinity /new planting


Registration of Tea land

Model Tea Garden

Distribution of 1 million Tea plants

Issuing of Glyphosate

GMP Certificate – Exporters to Iran

Online reasonable price (SMS)