History of Ceylon Tea

The origin of the tea plant is not fully known. According to the oldest records, it was initially limited to the Yunnan province, Southwest China in the 5th century B.C. From the 8th century A.D, tea drinking tradition was developed in China and Japan called tea ceremony.

After foundation of the Dutch East India Company in 1602, tea was imported to Holland. And it was introduced  to England in the middle of the 17th century. Then it was introduced in British colonies.

By 1867, the Coffee Rust Disease “Hemileia Vastatrix” was threatening to wipe out Ceylon’s 275,000 acres of coffee plantations. Tea was chosen by the growers as a commercial crop to replace it. They quickly discovered that the tea-bush was far more suited to the geography and climate than coffee; indeed, the hill nation of Ceylon (SL)- proved capable of producing the world’s finest tea. It has been doing so ever since.

The tea bush belongs to theaceae family and its botanical name is Camellia Sinensis. The plant grows in three meters  high When it grows in the wild. It should be called tea tree rather than tea bush. Only by regular pruning does it develop the characteristic appearance of a bush one meter high, with a flat table like surface. The bark of the tea bush varies from greenish brown to grey. Tea plants are evergreen with slightly long and elliptical leaves.

The First Tea Plant

While commercial tea planting in Ceylon started in 1867, the first tea seed was actually planted in the country about fifty years earlier, in 1824, at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya.

The Originator of Ceylon Tea

In 1867, James Taylor, known as the “Father of Ceylon’s Tea Industry,” planted the first tea as Field No.7 of Loolecondera Estate, Deltota near Kandy. The planted area was of twenty acres. Taylor “manufactured” the tea, which was rolled by hand on a table on the porch of  his bungalow and roasted over charcoal on a clay stove.

Ceylon tea has 3 elevations that are divided into 7 agro-climatic 

regions and blessed with 2 sessional characters


The first area in Sri Lanka where
tea was produced was Kandy.
The elevation of the tea plants in
this region ranges from
2000 to 4000 feet above sea level.


On plantations, Uda Pussellewa tea is
grown at a height of between 5000 and
6000 feet above sea level.


The plantations where dimbula teas are
grown are located between
5000 and 6000 feet above sea level.


The elevation of the tea plants in this
region ranges from 6000 feet above sea level.


These plantations are generally found on
Sri Lanka's eastern slopes at an elevation
of 2000–4000 feet.


These plantations are generally
found onSri Lanka's eastern
slopes at an elevation of
2000–4000 feet.

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Tea is the most popular drink consumed in the world. Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is one of the largest producers of tea. The humidity, cool temperature and rainfall of the central highlands provide a best climate for production of high quality Ceylon tea.

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Symbol of quality

In over one hundred and fifty years, the name Ceylon had become synonymous with the world’s finest tea. In the world’s eye and tongue, Ceylon was tea and tea was Ceylon. What Rolls Royce is to cars, Rolex is to watches, Havana is to cigars and Scotland is to whisky; Ceylon is to tea. The legendary lion of the Sri Lankan flag was introduced to the Ceylon Tea logo, to guard this commitment – the symbol of quality.



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