The island of Ceylon has long been called Sri Lanka, and the tea grown here continues to be called Ceylon
Surprisingly, until the 1860s, Ceylon was the island of coffee. However, the coffee trees died as a result of the epidemic. In their place, they decided to plant tea bushes and did not lose. The shrub took root well and, thanks to the good climate, began to produce crops.
The British played an important role in the creation of the tea industry in Ceylon.
James Taylor is considered the father of Ceylon tea. Arriving on the island, he experimented with different types of tea bushes and established the first 8 hectare tea plantation, thus laying the foundation for one of Sri Lanka’s largest export industries.
The date of birth of Ceylon tea is 1867. And already in 1873, Ceylon tea first entered the international market. Soon, almost all coffee plantations on the island were converted into tea plantations, and tea production began to grow rapidly.
A few years after the nationalization of private tea plantations, in 1976 the Government of Sri Lanka established the Tea Bureau. In 1999, the bureau patented the Lion logo with 17 spots on the skin as a guarantee of the quality of genuine Ceylon tea. The Sri Lankans have set strict rules and allow the use of this logo only if three conditions are met: the tea must be of high quality, packaged in packs in Sri Lanka and be 100% Ceylon, that is, do not contain any other tea, except grown on the island.
It is this logo that is applied to all packs of tea enclosed in gift packages of the SELECTED FROM THE SEA OF TEA brand. So, you can be sure of the quality by choosing our products.