Tea has been a part of Sri Lankan culture since the British brought tea plants from China in 1824. It wasn’t until 1867 that the first plantation was opened in the Kandy region, which in modern day has now become the heartland of tea production in Sri Lanka.
However, the area that we are more interested in is Nuwara Eliya, with our founder Luci visiting the region in March 2017. The estate encompasses 25 acres in the mountainous area of Nuwara Eliya, one of the most Southern Sri Lankan tea growing regions – and renown for its superior quality ceylon teas.
Grown at 6300 feet above sea level, the cool climate of Nuwara Eliya is perfect for tea cultivation. The region can produce many varieties, from green, white and black. We are currently working with the plantations directly to source some exceptional quality ceylon teas.