Profile of Sri Lanka Tea Board
Sri Lanka Tea Board as the apex government organization of Sri Lanka Tea industry is responsible for regulating the activities of tea industry, viz. production, increase of cultivation, replanting, rehabilitating old gardens, establishment of factories and monitoring their operations. The whole process has been monitored and evaluated from factory to the shipment to maintain the “Quality of Ceylon tea” and many actions have been initiated to intensifying the monitoring of quality standards of tea at the point of sale, pre-shipment, warehouses of brokers, blenders and exporters and providing advisory services on hygienic blending and storing.
Under development functions, SLTB facilitates the subsidies for upgrading factories and replantation of Tea, awareness programs on minimizing post-harvest damage and productivity enhancement and Certification of quality of tea through sensory and chemical analysis.
Promotional activities are covered the marketing and promotion of Ceylon tea in globally & locally, collection & interpretation of tea statistics and delivering competency of the actual markets and ability to retain and expand Ceylon tea among leading markets.
Tea is serious business in Sri Lanka. Formerly a British colony known as Ceylon, this small Indian Ocean island is famed for producing the finest black tea in the world, grown and produced according to uncompromising, traditional methods and standards. Since the 1880s, Ceylon tea has been the country’s principal and most famous export; for generations, it formed the backbone of the Sri Lankan economy, and plays a major part, even today, in the country’s fortunes.
Today, Sri Lanka is the largest orthodox tea exporting nation in the world and the country exported its green gold to around 150 countries around the world to cater the discerning tea consumers around the world. The country offers Ceylon Tea to the world in types such as Orthodox Black Tea, CTC Tea, Green Tea, Organic Tea , Handmade Tea , Artisanal Tea, Instant Tea & RTD Tea in the forms of different packaging forms of Bulk Tea Sacks, Loose Tea Packs , Tea Bags (Envelope and Pyramid), Tins, Caddies, Ornamental Packaging etc.
The following Unique Selling Propositions of Ceylon Tea always attract the overseas tea buyers & importers to add Ceylon Tea in their product portfolio and the tea loving consumers around the world to be patronized with this unique beverage.