About our Partner Plantation - A commitment to the environment, sustainability, people and quality
Mindful of the impact conventional farming practices have had on the environment and society in the past, our partner plantation is committed to using only organic, environmental and socially ethical methods in the growing and processing of their products. The certified Level A (full organic) statuses of all of their products testifies to these natural processes. It also ensures that you can enjoy the original richness and taste of Mother Nature’s gifts, exactly the way she intended.
Besides the exceptional organic tea, our partner plantation maintains two other priorities: people and the environment. The tea estate is inspected annually by Control Union (The Netherlands).
Situated in Sri Lanka, an island just north of the equator, the plantation has found that the seasonal rainfall, diverse soil types and tropical climate of the island have also added plump to the quality and taste of their products, grown on farms and plantations at altitudes of 0-6000ft.
Our producer specializes in ORGANIC Fairtrade Ceylon Teas. The estate nestles among the hills on the southern edge of the Uva Highlands of Sri Lanka (Thotulagala, Haputale), at an altitude of 5000-6000ft where the climate is cool and the air beautifully clear. Roses and jasmine grow around the tea factory, and their fragrance is backed by the heady smell of newly processed tea. Looking down from the estate over emerald carpets of tea, the hot and dusty southern plains of Sri Lanka stretch out before you and on clear days the coast shimmers in the far distance.
As a result, the teas are fragrant and sweet. The Northeast and Southwest monsoons add exceptional flavour, aroma and texture to these classic Uva teas. The Northeast monsoon winds travel across the Indian Ocean, picking up moisture from the Bay of Bengal and creating clouds that pour rain over the Uva Province as the clouds lift to go over the mountains.
Our Fair Trading policy reflects both our, and our partner plantations' commitment to social responsibility and to our concern to give back to the local community, who are active participants in the Forest Garden program. This is another unique concept introduced to Sri Lanka by the plantation's Patron to reverse the effect of deforestation on the environment and society.
Having received pioneering status from the Export Development Board (Sri Lanka), and further recognition from the Sri Lanka Tea Board, our partner plantation is committed to strewing ahead as a pioneer of Organic practices in Sri Lanka. We are all committed to giving our customers a clean, healthy, high-quality alternative.