Sri Lanka’s Bogawantalawa Tea gets into green and organic tea production
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Bogawantalawa Tea Estates says it is diversifying into production of green tea and organic tea to capitalise on changing consumer tastes.
D.J Ambani, the firm’s chairman, said the company has been able to establish its own green tea production facility at Norwood Estate in the central hills under its strategy to diversify the types of tea being produced.
“The company has also obtained organic certification for its Rockwood estate enabling the Norwood production centers to produce both organic green and black teas to meet increased market demand for such premium Ceylon tea products.”
The company has expanded its organic tea cultivation area to cover Osborne estate as well.
Bogawantalawa Tea Estates has “plans to convert more tea lands for organic production at other tea factories situated in Bogawantalawa,” Ambani told shareholders in the firm’s annual report.
The Bogawantalawa Valley is well known for the flavour of its black tea.
The accounts showed the company has borrowed 30 million rupees to set up the green tea factory at Norwood estate.
(Colombo/September 12 2015)