Sri Lanka

Winter Rain Too Light and Late

Tea production fell and prices climbed as the first teas of 2017 arrived at auction houses in Sri Lanka, India and Africa. The ongoing drought in Kenya lowered production 58 percent in February, with black tea production totals falling to 22 million kilos from 53 million kilos in 2016. Tea production in India dipped...

Sri Lanka Tea Output Falls

Adverse weather, poor application of fertilizers and a government ban on pesticides are wreaking havoc with Sri Lanka’s tea production. Last year, the Indian Ocean island nation’s tea output hit a seven-year low, falling 11.1 percent in its third straight year of declining production, according to a recent report. And the bad news continues:...

Changing Weather Adversely Affect Sri Lanka and India Tea

By Samantha Molineaux-Graham Last week’s torrential rains and mudslides in Sri Lanka brought into sharp focus the potential for catastrophe that unpredictable weather can have on the region’s tea industry. Until recently, Sri Lanka commanded the highest price for tea exports than any other country in the world but saw the dollar value of...

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Tea Sesquicentennial

In 2003 Joe Simrany, the long-serving former president of the Tea Association of the USA, led a delegation of tea wholesale tea buyers and retailers to Sri Lanka to experience Ceylon tea . TeaSource founder Bill Waddington recalls “the trip was a huge success. I brought back huge duffel bags full of Lumbini Silver...

Record Tea Exports from Sri Lanka in 2014

World Tea Expo, May 6-8, 2015 in Long Beach, California, is your chance to capitalize on this growing category to the fullest. In 2013, Sri Lanka was projecting it would have a record breaking year, crossing the $1.5 billion export mark for the first time. Now in 2014, Ceylon tea reached new heights. In...