Srilankan Tea is well known as ‘Ceylon Tea”. The Ceylon Tea is a one of the most selling origin tea.
Ceylon Teas are most forums for Aroma and the unique blend. Approximately 25% of the world population is preferred tea as a Beverage.
Types of Tea
- Black Tea
- Green tea
- Silver tips tea
- Golden tips tea
Grades of Tea,
- BOP – Broken Orange Pekoe
- BOP sp – Broken Orange Pekoe Special
- BOPF – Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings
- FBOP – Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
- FBOPF – Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings
- OP – Orange Pekoe
- OPA – Orange Pekoe A
- OP1 – Orange Pekoe 1
- BP – Broken Pekoe
The Packing are varying based on the buyers’ requirement. But most of the companies are following the blow packing.
- Bulk packing
- Tea bags
- Wooden Boxes
- Gift Packs
- And other Special designs,
Certificates Required for Exporting
The Exporters are highly consideration quality in production. Most of the Srilankan Exporting Companies need the following certificates to do the export markets
- Country Origin Certificates
- HACCP – Hazard Analysis certificate, it’s essential for Quality Measures.
- Health Certificate – issued by Health Ministry.
- Insurance Policies.
- Inspection Certificates SGS or Intertek
- ISO 22000
- Europe GAP[ Generalized System Preference ]
- Analysis Certificates
Source of tea
The Tea using for the export or domestic market needs to buy from the Auctions held by Tea Brokers. Approximately 80% of tea is directly coming to the auction and sell to the tea exporting companies or domestic sellers.
Tea related Organizations in Srilanka.
- Srilanka Tea Board
- Tea small Holders development authority.
- Tea association of Srilanka
- Colombo Tea Traders associations
- Colombo Brokers Associations
- Tea exporters associations