History of Tea

Long ago even though the first tea crop was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kandy in 1824, Ceylon Tea hadn’t become commercial if Scottish James Taylor didn’t start growing Tea in his Loolecondera Estate in 1867. Who would have thought that the origination on a plot of only 19 acres in his estate would later become one of the dominant cash crops in Sri-Lanka?

Tea is playing a major role in the country’s economy, besides earning foreign exchange for the country. It’s supporting the livelihood of over one million employees, both directly and indirectly. Today Tea accounts for about an average of 2% of the GDP of Sri Lanka and brings home around US$ 1300 million in export value. Currently, Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth largest producer of Tea.

The mark of Ceylon Tea is the Lion Logo which symbolizes the 100% purity of the Tea packed in Sri-Lanka.
The Thurson brand of Teas is proud to bear this stamp of the Lion and conforms to the quality standards set out by the Sri Lanka Tea Board.

The mark of Ceylon Tea is the Lion logo which symbolizes 100% Pure Ceylon Tea packed in Sri Lanka.

The Thurson brand of teas is proud to bear this stamp of the Lion and conforms to the quality standards set out by the Sri Lanka Tea Board.

100% Pure Ceylon Tea packed in Sri Lanka