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TEA IS A DRINK OF HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Looking for a nice cup of tea? We offer a wide selection of the world's best black, green, silver tips, golden tips and herbal teas. Aside from the tea itself, we offer high quality Ceylon spices, herbs and nuts. You can visit our Tea Lounge and have a professional tea tasting experience and gain more knowledge regarding Pure Ceylon Tea.

A WALK THROUGH THE HISTORY

The story of Ceylon tea begins over two hundred years ago. Then Coffee was the dominant crop on the island. However, coffee was not destined to succeed in Ceylon. Towards the close of the 1860's the coffee plantations were struck by Hemileia Vostatrix, coffee rust, better known as coffee leaf disease which caused the plants to die, and planters switched to the production and cultivation of tea.
Experimental planting of tea had already begun in 1839. These plants had arrived from Assam and Calcutta through the East India Company. Commercial cultivation of tea commenced in Ceylon in 1867.
James Taylor, a Scotsman, played a significant role in the development of Ceylon Tea. He experimented with tea cultivation and leaf manipulation in order to obtain the best possible flavor from the tea leaves. Soon, Ceylon Tea was being favorably received by buyers in London, proving that tea could be a profitable plantation crop.
In 1872 the first official Ceylon tea was shipped to England. however, was dispatched to England in 1877 aboard the vessel The Duke of Argyll. By the 1880s almost all the coffee plantations in Ceylon had been converted to tea. Coffee stores were rapidly converted to tea factories to meet the demand for tea. As tea production in Ceylon progressed, new factories were constructed and an element of mechanization was introduced. Machinery for factories was brought in from England where some of them are yet in use.
A need arose to mediate and monitor the sale of tea due to the demand. An auction system was established and in 1883 the first public sale of tea was conducted. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce undertook responsibility for the auctions, and by 1894 the Ceylon Tea Traders Association was formed. Today almost all tea produced in Sri Lanka is conducted by these two organizations.

WHY TEA IS SO HEALTHY?

  • Reduces risk of stroke
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Burns fat and enables you to exercise longer
  • Prolongs your life
  • Promote relaxation
  • Increase Energy
Looking for good tea?

VISIT OUR TEA LOUNGE AND TASTING

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CHOOSE YOUR TASTE

Our specialty tea selection are some of the best quality teas found around the world. We offer a wide selection of over 200 types of tea, including exclusive blends, limited edition collections, traditional teas and exotic infusions.
testimonials

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

Very good service with nice ambience and the experience of tasting tea concept is nice.
Must recommend to friends for a visit & I really liked the variety of leaves – especially the natural leaves mixed with tea. Thanks a lot for the lovely experience

Chethan Sreedhas

India

Best things of this shop that it has variations & quality. My every query has been explained clearly with expert facts. Bought some, will be here again with my wife & kids

Farook Muktadir

Bangladesh

Lovely tea & a good collections of teas, spices and more products which is related to human problems it was so good!!

Muhammad Mubashir Tariq

Pakistan

I am very delighted to be in this nice tea shop, I have really enjoyed being here.I have tasted the strong karak which was very tasty & I also tried the valuable white tea the healthy tea.
I really do recommend that any visitor who comes to srilanka should visit this nice tea shop & the factory in Kandy

Dr. Mohammed A Alalloush

Saudi Arabia

Thank you for the great experience!
The tea is awesome!

Kagiso Rabada

South Africa - Cricketer (Fast Bowler)

It’s nice to see dedicated, young men, well versed in their crafts. The people at tea shop give you the “PERFORMANCE” from the hearty welcome, to the tea sampling, to the goodbyes; you are left wanting to come back.
TEA AT IT’S BEST!!!

Papa

Gambia

We can say that our journey was filled with the joy by the way your shop is serving us. So thankful for the offering & lovely way of presenting different kinds of your amazing collection of the tea.
Once again we thanking you for the service. It was our pleasure visiting you & hopefully be back to you in case of visiting the country.

Kristina Hussein

Russia
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CONTACT US RIGHT NOW

Are you looking for high quality tea? Raxawa offer the largest collections of premium tea consistently fresh and available. So please do not hesitate to contact our sales managers in any way you prefer.
info@primeteaceylon.com
+94 777 636 735 / +94 112 577 560
532/3J, Sirikotha Lane, Marine Drive, Colombo 00300 - Sri Lanka

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