Ceylon Tea Manufacturing Process

The tea growing regions of Sri Lanka are Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Uva, Uda Pussellawa, Dimbulla, Sabaragamuwa and Ruhuna. The varying altitudes, climatic conditions, the acidity and moisture content of the soil have a direct impact on the flavor, taste and body of the tea.

Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea

The teas are carefully hand harvested so as to pluck only the premium two leaves and bud at just the correct time, thus ensuring that the right concentrations of naturally occurring elements and enzymes are intact. Shortly after the tea is plucked it is taken to the factory for processing; an intricate procedure that involves immense dedication, and experience. Thereafter the tea is packed in air-tight containers so as to retain the freshness, aroma and taste. Since fresh tea is known to be rich in health giving antioxidants, carrying out the entire process in the shortest possible time is given top priority.

Furthermore the entire tea process is carried out by means of a stringent quality control process, in modern automated factories under the supervision of a knowledgeable team of professionals. The end result is a high quality tea that connoisseurs the world over have acclaimed as the finest.

Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
Ceylon Tea Manufacturing Process

The tea growing regions of Sri Lanka are Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Uva, Uda Pussellawa, Dimbulla, Sabaragamuwa and Ruhuna. The varying altitudes, climatic conditions, the acidity and moisture content of the soil have a direct impact on the flavor, taste and body of the tea.

Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea

The teas are carefully hand harvested so as to pluck only the premium two leaves and bud at just the correct time, thus ensuring that the right concentrations of naturally occurring elements and enzymes are intact. Shortly after the tea is plucked it is taken to the factory for processing; an intricate procedure that involves immense dedication, and experience. Thereafter the tea is packed in air-tight containers so as to retain the freshness, aroma and taste. Since fresh tea is known to be rich in health giving antioxidants, carrying out the entire process in the shortest possible time is given top priority.

Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea

Furthermore the entire tea process is carried out by means of a stringent quality control process, in modern automated factories under the supervision of a knowledgeable team of professionals. The end result is a high quality tea that connoisseurs the world over have acclaimed as the finest.

Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
  1. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Tea Plucking

    Only the two tender leaves and bud is plucked.

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  2. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Withering

    Next the plucked leaves are spread out on long trays with warm ...

    02
  3. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Rolling

    Now the leaves are ready to be rolled using rolling machines.

    03
  4. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Fermentation

    Next the leaves are spread out on open trays in cool, airy, humid..

    04
  5. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Firing

    Next the fermentation is stopped by drying the leaves in ovens so ..

    05
  6. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Sorting / Grading

    Now the leaves are sorted by size of leaf and categorized by tea types.

    06
  7. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Bulk Packing

    Thereafter the teas are packed in bulk form and stored to be transported.

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  1. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Tea Plucking

    Only the two tender leaves and bud is plucked.

    01
  2. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Withering

    Next the plucked leaves are spread out on long trays with warm ...

    02
  3. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Rolling

    Now the leaves are ready to be rolled using rolling machines.

    03
  4. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Fermentation

    Next the leaves are spread out on open trays in cool, airy, humid..

    04
  5. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Firing

    Next the fermentation is stopped by drying the leaves in ovens so ..

    05
  6. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Sorting / Grading

    Now the leaves are sorted by size of leaf and categorized by tea types.

    06
  7. Tea manufacturing process - Manufacturing process of Ceylon Tea
    Bulk Packing

    Thereafter the teas are packed in bulk form and stored to be transported.

    07